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Adams, Comfort Avery

Bruce E. Seely.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology; Science and Mathematics; Education. 1197 words.

Adams, Comfort Avery (01 November 1868–21 February 1958), engineering professor and consulting engineer, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Comfort Avery Adams and Katherine Emily...

Alexanderson, Ernst Fredrik Werner

George H. Douglas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Radio; Television. 1146 words.

Alexanderson, Ernst Fredrik Werner (25 January 1878–14 May 1975), engineer and radio and television pioneer, was born in Uppsala, Sweden, the son of Aron Martin Alexanderson, a professor,...

Allibone, Thomas Edward [Ted] (1903–2003), physicist and electrical engineer

Brian Cathcart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Physics. 1483 words.

Allibone, Thomas Edward [Ted] (1903–2003), physicist and electrical engineer, was born on 11 November 1903 at 10 Melbourne Road, Nether Hallam, Sheffield, the son of Henry James Allibone,...

Angwin, Sir (Arthur) Stanley (1883–1959), electrical engineer

Gordon Radley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 1067 words.

Angwin, Sir (Arthur) Stanley (1883–1959), electrical engineer, was born in Penzance on 11 December 1883, the son of the Revd George William Angwin, a nonconformist minister, and his wife,...

Armstrong, Edwin Howard

Elizabeth Noble Shor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology; Radio. 1736 words.

Armstrong, Edwin Howard (18 December 1890–31 January 1954), electrical engineer and inventor, was born in New York City, the son of John Armstrong, a publisher, and Emily Smith, a teacher....

Ayrton [née Marks], (Phoebe) Sarah [Hertha] (1854–1923), electrical engineer and suffragist

Joan Mason.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Politics; Gender and Politics. 1364 words.

Ayrton [née Marks], (Phoebe) Sarah [Hertha] (1854–1923), electrical engineer and suffragist, was born Phoebe Sarah Marks on 28 April 1854 at 6 Queen Street, Portsea, Portsmouth, third child...

Ayrton, William Edward (1847–1908), electrical engineer and physicist

Graeme J. N. Gooday.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Physics. 3475 words.

Ayrton, William Edward (1847–1908), electrical engineer and physicist, was born in London on 14 September 1847 to the accomplished barrister and linguist Edward Nugent Ayrton (1815–1873),...

Bacon, Francis Thomas [Tom] (1904–1992), engineer and developer of the fuel cell

Keith R. Williams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Medicinal Chemistry; Engineering (General). 1108 words.

Bacon, Francis Thomas [Tom] (1904–1992), engineer and developer of the fuel cell, was born on 21 December 1904 at Ramsden Hall, Ramsden Crays, Billericay, Essex, the second of three sons of...

Bailey, Sir George Edwin (1879–1965), electrical engineer and industrialist

H. West.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 860 words.

Bailey, Sir George Edwin (1879–1965), electrical engineer and industrialist, was born in Loughborough on 19 October 1879, the tenth child of Thomas W. Bailey, master tailor, and his second...

Barlow, Harold Everard Monteagle (1899–1989), electrical engineer

Alex Cullen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Education. 851 words.

Barlow, Harold Everard Monteagle (1899–1989), electrical engineer, was born on 15 November 1899 at 45 Balfour Road, Islington, London, the second child in the family of four sons and two...

Belling, Charles Reginald (1884–1965), electrical engineer and manufacturer

Barbara Trompeter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1062 words.

Belling, Charles Reginald (1884–1965), electrical engineer and manufacturer, was born on 11 May 1884 at Fore Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, the son of Samuel Thomas Belling, a dentist, and his...

Bennett, Alfred Rosling (1850–1928), electrical engineer

Ronald M. Birse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 620 words.

Bennett, Alfred Rosling (1850–1928), electrical engineer, was born on 14 May 1850 in Islington, London, the son of John Richard Bennett. He had at least one brother. He was educated at a...

Berkner, Lloyd Viel

C. Stewart Gillmor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Radio. 1159 words.

Berkner, Lloyd Viel (01 February 1905–04 June 1967), engineer, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Henry Frank Berkner and Alma Julia Viel. Berkner and his two brothers were raised...

Binyon, Basil (1885–1977), electrical engineer

G. B. R. Feilden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 886 words.

Binyon, Basil (1885–1977), electrical engineer, was born on 23 April 1885, at 5 Henley Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, the third of four children of Brightwen Binyon (1852–1905) and his wife,...

Blumlein, Alan Dower (1903–1942), electronics engineer

R. W. Burns.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering. 1036 words.

Blumlein, Alan Dower (1903–1942), electronics engineer, was born on 29 June 1903 at 31 Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead, London, the only son and the second of two children of Semmy Joseph...

Blyth, James (1839–1906), electrical engineer and university teacher

Trevor J. Price.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology; Education. 1286 words.

Blyth, James (1839–1906), electrical engineer and university teacher, was born on 4 April 1839 at Marykirk in Kincardineshire, near Montrose (Forfarshire), the son of John Blyth...

Bolton, Sir Francis John (1831–1887), 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. 423 words.

Bolton, Sir Francis John (1831–1887), army officer and electrical engineer, was the son of Dr Thomas Wilson Bolton, surgeon, of London and Manchester. He enlisted in the Royal Artillery and...

Brosan, George Stephen (1921–2001), engineer and educational administrator

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Organization and Management of Education; Engineering (General). 1328 words.

Brosan, George Stephen (1921–2001), engineer and educational administrator, was born on 8 August 1921 in Budapest, Hungary, the only child of Rudolph Brosan, an architect, and his wife,...

Brown, Sidney George (1873–1948), electrical engineer and inventor

Rowland F. Pocock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology. 689 words.

Brown, Sidney George (1873–1948), electrical engineer and inventor, was born in Chicago, USA, on 6 July 1873, the eldest son of English parents, Sidney Brown and his wife, Clara, née Napier...

Brush, Charles Francis

George Wise.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology. 1104 words.

Brush, Charles Francis (17 March 1849–15 June 1929), inventor, was born in Euclid, near Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Isaac Elbert Brush, a woolens manufacturer and farmer, and Delia Williams...