Biography & other information
MIT B.S. Civil Engineering, 1953; active in student performing groups
Engineer with Caterpiller, Inc; philanthropist for music at MIT
Lionel Kinney (b. 1932) received a B.S. degree at MIT in Civil Engineering in 1953. He played trumpet in the MIT Symphony Orchestra, MIT Concert Band, as well as in the all-but-forgotten ROTC Band. He also held various leadership and administrative positions in the orchestra and band, and was president of the "Combined Musical Clubs." As both a musician and student leader, he worked closely with Klaus Liepmann, the first professor of music at MIT, and John Corley, founding director and conductor of the MIT Concert Band. His professional career was with Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, IL, from 1957-1997, retiring as Senior Staff Engineer.