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Edison, Thomas Alva

Reese V. Jenkins.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology; Communications Engineering and Telecommunications; Information and Communication Technologies; Business and Management. 4790 words.

Edison, Thomas Alva (11 February 1847–18 October 1931), inventor and business entrepreneur, was born in Milan, Ohio, the son of Samuel Edison, a shingle maker, land speculator, and...

Eickemeyer, Rudolf

Daniel Martin Dumych.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology. 1055 words.

Eickemeyer, Rudolf (31 October 1831–23 January 1895), inventor and manufacturer, was born in Altenbamberg, Bavaria, Germany, the son of Christian Eickemeyer, a forester, and Katherine...

Elphinstone, Sir (George) Keith Buller (1865–1941), electrical engineer

H. G. Peterkin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 771 words.

Elphinstone, Sir (George) Keith Buller (1865–1941), electrical engineer, was born at 11 Melville Street, Edinburgh, on 11 May 1865, the second son of Captain Edward Charles Buller...

Emmet, William Le Roy

Daniel Martin Dumych.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 1041 words.

Emmet, William Le Roy (10 July 1859–26 September 1941), electrical and mechanical engineer, was born on Travers Island, near New Rochelle, New York, the son of William Jenkins Emmet, a...

Engelbart, Douglas Carl

Thierry Bardini.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology. 1454 words.

Engelbart, Douglas Carl (30 Jan. 1925–2 July 2013), engineer and inventor, was born in Portland, Oregon, the middle son of Carl Louis Engelbart and Gladys Charlotte Amelia Munson Engelbart....

Engstrom, Elmer William

Christopher H. Sterling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 1123 words.

Engstrom, Elmer William (25 August 1901–30 October 1984), electrical engineer, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Emil Engstrom, a power plant engineer, and Anna Nilssen. After...

Fennessy, Sir Edward (1912–2009), radar pioneer and telecommunications executive

David Robertson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Communications Engineering and Telecommunications; Information and Communication Technologies. 1615 words.

Fennessy, Sir Edward (1912–2009), radar pioneer and telecommunications executive, was born on 17 January 1912 at 26 Haldane Road, East Ham, London, the eldest of three children of Edward...

Ferranti, Sebastian Ziani de (1864–1930), electrical engineer and inventor

John F. Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology. 3284 words.

Ferranti, Sebastian Ziani de (1864–1930), electrical engineer and inventor, was born on 9 April 1864 at Havelock Buildings, Liverpool, the only son of Cesar Ziani de Ferranti (1831–1903),...

Fleming, Sir Arthur Percy Morris (1881–1960), electrical engineer

Jackson of Burnley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 1074 words.

Fleming, Sir Arthur Percy Morris (1881–1960), electrical engineer, was born on 16 January 1881 in Newport, Isle of Wight, the youngest of the three sons of Frank Fleming and his wife, Fanny...

Fleming, Sir (John) Ambrose (1849–1945), electrical engineer and university teacher

J. T. MacGregor-Morris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Education. 2399 words.

Fleming, Sir (John) Ambrose (1849–1945), electrical engineer and university teacher, was born at a house named Greenfield, in Lancaster, on 29 November 1849, eldest of the seven children of...

Forbes, George (1849–1936), electrical engineer and inventor

James McGrath.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology. 1210 words.

Forbes, George (1849–1936), electrical engineer and inventor, was born in Edinburgh on 5 April 1849, the younger son—there were also three daughters—of James David Forbes (1809–1868) and...

Friis, Harald Trap

Christopher Sterling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 831 words.

Friis, Harald Trap (22 February 1893–15 June 1976), electrical engineer, was born in Naestved, Denmark, the son of a Danish brewer and a Norwegian mother. He studied at the Royal Technical...

Gabor, Dennis [formerly Dénes Gábor] (1900–1979), electronics engineer and humanist

Anne Barrett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 1335 words.

Gabor, Dennis [formerly Dénes Gábor] (1900–1979), electronics engineer and humanist, was born Dénes Gábor on 5 June 1900 in Budapest, Hungary, the first of three sons of Bertalan...

Ginsburg, Charles Paulson

David Marc.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology. 1693 words.

Ginsburg, Charles Paulson (27 July 1920–09 April 1992), inventor and electrical engineer, was born and raised in San Francisco, the son of a Russian Jewish father who was a physician...

Gordon, James Edward Henry (1852–1893), electrical engineer

Brian Bowers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 599 words.

Gordon, James Edward Henry (1852–1893), electrical engineer, was born at Mickleham, near Dorking, Surrey, on 26 June 1852, the son of James Alexander Gordon FRS (1793–1872), physician to...

Hacking, Sir John (1888–1969), electrical engineer

Cecil T. Melling.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 915 words.

Hacking, Sir John (1888–1969), electrical engineer, was born on 16 December 1888, at Crawshaw Booth, Burnley, Lancashire, the only son and the eldest of three children of William Edward...

Hague, Bernard (1893–1960), electrical engineer

Iain F. Russell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 687 words.

Hague, Bernard (1893–1960), electrical engineer, was born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, on 7 July 1893, the son of Joseph Hague, a theatrical manager, and his wife, Amy Florence Kitching. He was...

Hammer, William Joseph

Greg L. Potter.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 1129 words.

Hammer, William Joseph (26 February 1858–27 March 1934), electrical engineer and scientist, was born in Cressona, Pennsylvania, the son of William Alexander Hammer, a merchant, and Martha...

Hammond, Robert (1850–1915), electrical engineer

Tim Procter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 793 words.

Hammond, Robert (1850–1915), electrical engineer, was born on 19 January 1850 at Park Lane, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, the son of Robert Hammond, brewer, and his wife, Ann. He was...

Harrison, Walter (1921–2012), electrician and politician

Ann Taylor.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; UK Politics. 941 words.

Harrison, Walter (1921–2012), electrician and politician, was born on 2 January 1921 at 1 Back Princes Street, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, the tenth child and youngest of five sons of Henry...