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William Henry Radford

William Henry Radford, American educator. Member United States Air Force Science Advisory Board, since 1957; Fellow I.E.E.E., American Association for the Advancement of Science; member American Society Engineering Education, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu.; Club: New Bedford (Massachusetts) Yacht.

Background

  • Radford, William Henry was born on May 20, 1909 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Atkin and Evelyn (Felton) Radford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Drexel Institute Technology, 1931, D. Engineering (honorary), 1957. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1932.

    Career

    • Faculty, Massachusetts Institute Technology, since 1932, successively researcher physical properties of natural fog, faculty and research electronic computers, in charge electrical communications theory and laboratory, associate director radar school, in charge classified war projects, group leader defense research electronics laboratory, 1950-1952, professor electrical communications, since 1951, division, head Lincoln Laboratory, 1952-1957, associate director Lincoln Laboratory, 1957-1964, director, since 1964.

    Membership

    Member United States Air Force Science Advisory Board, since 1957. Fellow I.E.E.E., American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Society Engineering Education, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu.

    Club: New Bedford (Massachusetts) Yacht.

    Connections

    • Married Pauline Newington, December 22, 1941.
    • father: William Atkin Radford
    • mother: Evelyn (Felton) Radford
    • spouse: Pauline Newington
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    Died May 9, 1966
    (aged 56)
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