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Jack A. Morton

Jack A. Morton, American engineer. Recipient University Alumni award Wayne U., 1951, Certificate of Merit, 1958. Distinguished Alumnus citation University of Michigan, 1953; David Sarnoff award, 1965.


  • Morton, Jack A. was born on September 4, 1913 in St. Louis. Son of Mack Ray and Minette (Hirsfeld) Morton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Wayne University, 1935, Doctor of Science (honorary), 1956. Master of Science, University Michigan, 1936. Graduate study Columbia, 1937-1941.

      Doctor of Philosophy. (honorary), Ohio State University, 1954.


    • Assistant director electronic apparatus development Bell Telephone laboratories, Inc., Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1952-1953, director transistor development, 1953-1954, director development solid state devices, 1954-1955, director device development, 1955-1958, vice president, 1958-1971.


    Member planning board Hillsborough (New Jersey) Township. Fellow Institute Elec. and Electronics Engineers (chairman electron tube conference 1949). Member MacKenzie Honor Society, National Academy Engineering, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, Alpha Delta Psi, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi.


    • Married Helen Read, May 27, 1938. Children: Kim, Mack.
    • father: Mack Ray Morton
    • mother: Minette (Hirsfeld) Morton
    • spouse: Helen Read
    • children: Kim Morton
    • Mack Morton
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    Born September 4, 1913
    Died December 11, 1971
    (aged 58)