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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...

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...

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...

Haslett, Dame Caroline Harriet (1895–1957), electrical engineer and electricity industry administrator

Citrine.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1122 words.

Haslett, Dame Caroline Harriet (1895–1957), electrical engineer and electricity industry administrator, was born at Worth, Sussex, on 17 August 1895, the second of the five children of...

Heineman, Daniel Webster

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1303 words.

Heineman, Daniel Webster (23 November 1872–31 January 1962), engineer and corporate executive, was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, the son of James Heineman, a businessman engaged in the...

Henley, William Thomas (1813?–1882), electrical engineer and manufacturer

Antony Anderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 910 words.

Henley, William Thomas (1813?–1882), electrical engineer and manufacturer, was born at Midhurst, Sussex, and from the age of four was brought up by his grandparents. From the ages of six to...

Henly, William (d. 1779), linen draper and electrical experimenter

Tim Procter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 476 words.

Henly, William (d. 1779), linen draper and electrical experimenter, lived in the Borough, Southwark, London. He was a co-partner of the wife of Thomas Masham, their drapery being in the...

Kipping, Sir Norman Victor (1901–1979), electrical engineer and industrialist

John Whitehorn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1041 words.

Kipping, Sir Norman Victor (1901–1979), electrical engineer and industrialist, was born at 40 Allerton Road, Stoke Newington, London, on 11 May 1901, the younger son and second of three...

Lear, William Powell

Roger E. Bilstein.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Business and Management. 1173 words.

Lear, William Powell (26 June 1902–15 May 1978), electrical engineer and aeronautical entrepreneur, was born in Hannibal, Missouri, the son of Reuben Lear, a carpenter and teamster, and...

O'Gorman, Mervyn Joseph Pius (1871–1958), electrical and aircraft engineer

Theo Barker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Electrical Engineering. 1173 words.

O'Gorman, Mervyn Joseph Pius (1871–1958), electrical and aircraft engineer, was born in Ireland on 19 December 1871, the son of Edmund A. O'Gorman of Harrogate, Yorkshire. After attending...

Rice, Edwin Wilbur, Jr.

David L. Cowen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1193 words.

Rice, Edwin Wilbur, Jr. (06 May 1862–25 November 1935), electrical engineer and industrialist, was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the son of Edwin Wilbur Rice, a Congregational minister and...

Russell, William Morris [Bill] (1920–2006), engineer and designer

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology; Art Forms; Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 901 words.

Russell, William Morris [Bill] (1920–2006), engineer and designer, was born on 22 July 1920 at 73 Oxford Road, Islington, London, the youngest in the family of two sons and two daughters of...

Sporn, Philip

Rodney P. Carlisle.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1576 words.

Sporn, Philip (25 November 1896–23 January 1978), electrical engineer and utility executive, was born in Folotwin, Austria, the son of Isak Sporn and Rachel Kolker. He emigrated with his...

Swinburne, Sir James, ninth baronet (1858–1958), industrial chemist and electrical engineer

F. A. Freeth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Industrial Chemistry; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History. 990 words.

Swinburne, Sir James, ninth baronet (1858–1958), industrial chemist and electrical engineer, was born in Inverness on 28 February 1858, the third of the six sons of Lieutenant Thomas...

Thomson, Elihu

David B. Sicilia.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1192 words.

Thomson, Elihu (29 March 1853–13 March 1937), inventor and industrialist, was born in Manchester, England, the son of Daniel Thomson, a mechanic, and Mary Ann Rhodes, both Scots. The...

Veale, Sir Alan John Ralph (1920–2006), engineer and industrialist

Geoffrey Owen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 995 words.

Veale, Sir Alan John Ralph (1920–2006), engineer and industrialist, was born on 2 February 1920 at 86 Monks Road, Exeter, the son of Leslie Henry Veale (d. 1971), wholesale fruit merchant,...

Westinghouse, George

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1569 words.

Westinghouse, George (06 October 1846–12 March 1914), inventor and manufacturer, was born in Central Bridge, Schoharie County, New York, the son of George Westinghouse and Emeline Vedder,...

Weston, Edward

Daniel Martin Dumych.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1068 words.

Weston, Edward (09 May 1850–20 August 1936), electrical engineer, inventor, and industrialist, was born at Brynn Castle, near Oswestry, County Shropshire, England, the son of Edward Weston,...

Wimshurst, James (1832–1903), electrical engineer and shipwright

S. E. Fryer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 917 words.

Wimshurst, James (1832–1903), electrical engineer and shipwright, was born at Poplar, London, on 13 April 1832, the second son of the four sons and a daughter of Henry Wimshurst...