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Bush, Vannevar

Nathan Reingold.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Science and Mathematics. 3821 words.

Bush, Vannevar (11 March 1890–28 June 1974), science administrator and engineer, was born in Everett, Massachusetts, the son of Richard Perry Bush, a Universalist minister, and Emma Linwood...

Callender, Sir Thomas Octavius (1855–1938), electrical engineer

Barbara Trompeter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 1244 words.

Callender, Sir Thomas Octavius (1855–1938), electrical engineer, was born on 9 April 1855 at Clydeview, Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland, the eldest of the ten children (five boys and five...

Canning, Sir Samuel (1823–1908), civil and electrical engineer

W. F. Spear.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 570 words.

Canning, Sir Samuel (1823–1908), civil and electrical engineer, was born at Ogbourne St Andrew, Wiltshire, on 21 July 1823, the son of Robert Canning of Ogbourne St Andrew, and his wife,...

Cardew, Philip (1851–1910), army officer and electrical engineer

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 718 words.

Cardew, Philip (1851–1910), army officer and electrical engineer, was born on 24 September 1851 at Oakshade, near Leatherhead, Surrey, the eldest son in a family of four sons and four...

Carty, John Joseph

Robert G. Ferguson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Science and Mathematics. 1729 words.

Carty, John Joseph (14 April 1861–27 December 1932), electrical engineer and research administrator, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Henry Carty, a machinist and metal...

Clarke, Edith

Charles W. Carey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 1123 words.

Clarke, Edith (10 February 1883–29 October 1959), electrical engineer, was born near Ellicott City, Maryland, the daughter of John Ridgely Clarke, a lawyer and gentleman farmer, and Susan...

Clayton, Sir Robert James (1915–1998), electronics engineer

Clive Foxell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 1150 words.

Clayton, Sir Robert James (1915–1998), electronics engineer, was born on 30 October 1915 at 122 Bishops Road, Fulham, London, an only son of Frank Clayton, wine merchant's assistant, and...

Cockerell, Sir Christopher Sydney (1910–1999), electronic and mechanical engineer

R. L. Wheeler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 3073 words.

Cockerell, Sir Christopher Sydney (1910–1999), electronic and mechanical engineer, was born at Wayside, Cavendish Avenue, Cambridge, on 4 June 1910, the only son in the family of one son...

Coffin, Charles Albert

William Weisberger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 1065 words.

Coffin, Charles Albert (30 December 1844–14 July 1926), first president of the General Electric Company, was born in Somerset County, Maine, the son of Albert Coffin and Anstrus Varney. He...

Couch, Harvey Crowley

Michael B. Dougan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Business and Management. 1202 words.

Couch, Harvey Crowley (21 August 1877–30 July 1941), entrepreneur, was born in Calhoun, Arkansas, the son of Thomas Gratham Couch, a preacher and farmer, and Manie Heard. The Couches were...

Cray, Seymour

Jeffrey R. Yost.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online July 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Computer Science. 1207 words.

Cray, Seymour (28 September 1925–05 October 1996), electrical and computer engineer, was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, the son of Seymour Cray, a civil engineer, and Lillian Cray....

Cullen, Alexander Lamb [Alex] (1920–2013), electrical engineer

Hugh Griffiths.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 966 words.

Cullen, Alexander Lamb [Alex] (1920–2013), electrical engineer, was born on 30 April 1920 at 24 Cornwall Avenue, Wood Green, London, the son of Richard Henry Cullen (1873–1960), railway...

Daft, Leo

Elizabeth Noble Shor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 975 words.

Daft, Leo (13 November 1843–28 March 1922), electrical engineer, was born in Birmingham, England, the son of Thomas B. Daft, a civil engineer, and Emma Matilda Sturges. His father started a...

Denyer, Peter Brian (1953–2010), electronic engineer and entrepreneur

David Renshaw.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 1698 words.

Denyer, Peter Brian (1953–2010), electronic engineer and entrepreneur, was born on 27 April 1953 at the Zachary Merton maternity home, Rustington, Sussex, the eldest of three sons of Robert...

Dickson, William Kennedy Laurie (1860–1935), electrical engineer and film-maker

Paul C. Spehr.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Film. 2328 words.

Dickson, William Kennedy Laurie (1860–1935), electrical engineer and film-maker, was born on 3 August 1860 at Château St Buc, Le Minihic-sur-Rance, Brittany, France, the second of three...

Drysdale, Charles Vickery (1874–1961), electrical engineer and social philosopher

A. B. Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Education; Philosophy. 924 words.

Drysdale, Charles Vickery (1874–1961), electrical engineer and social philosopher, was born in Paris, France, on 8 July 1874, the eldest son of Charles Robert Drysdale (1828/9–1907) [see...

Duddell, William Du Bois (1872–1917), electrical engineer

V. J. Phillips.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 1072 words.

Duddell, William Du Bois (1872–1917), electrical engineer, was born on 1 July 1872 at 23 Westmoreland Place, Kensington, London, the son of Frances Kate Du Bois. The identity of his father...

Dunn, Gano Sillick

Charles W. Carey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 1027 words.

Dunn, Gano Sillick (18 October 1870–10 April 1953), electrical engineer, was born in Yorkville, New York, the son of Nathaniel Gano Dunn, a lawyer, and Sarah Amelia Sillick. He matriculated...

Eastwood, Sir Eric (1910–1981), physicist and electrical engineer

Charles Oatley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Physics. 807 words.

Eastwood, Sir Eric (1910–1981), physicist and electrical engineer, was born on 12 March 1910 at Rochdale, Lancashire, the youngest in the family of five sons and one daughter of George...

Edgerton, Harold Eugene

Craig Sean McConnell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Photography and Photographs; Engineering and Technology. 1238 words.

Edgerton, Harold Eugene (06 April 1903–04 January 1990), electrical engineer and photographer, was born in Fremont, Nebraska, the son of Frank E. Edgerton, a lawyer, and Mary Coe. Edgerton...