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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hirst [formerly Hirsch], Hugo, Baron Hirst (1863–1943), electrical engineer and company manager

H. M. Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Business and Management. 830 words.

Hirst [formerly Hirsch], Hugo, Baron Hirst (1863–1943), electrical engineer and company manager, was born in Munich on 26 November 1863, the son of Emanuel Hirsch, a distiller. Educated in...