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Benjamin Franklin Bailey

Benjamin Franklin Bailey, American electrical engineer. Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering (life); member Society Automotive Engineers, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu. Honored by National Association Manufacturers as a modern pioneer.

Background

  • Bailey, Benjamin Franklin was born on August 7, 1875 in Sheridan, Michigan, United States. Son of William Martin and Lucy (Stead) Bailey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Elec. Engineering, University of Michigan, 1898, A.M., 1900, Doctor of Philosophy., 1907.

    Career

    • 1 son, Benjamin Franklin, Junior Designer Edison Illuminating Company, Detroit, 1898. In testing department, General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York, 1898-1899. Instructor in electrotherapeutics, 1900-1901, instructor in electrical engineering, 1901-1906, assistant professor, 1906-1910, junior professor, 1910-1913, professor since 1913, University of Michigan, also head Department of Elec.

      Engineering since 1925. Chief engineer Fairbanks-Morse Elec. Manufacturing Company, 1908-1909, construction engineering Fairbanks-Morse Elec.

      Manufacturing Company and of Howell Elec. Motors Company; inventor Bailey electrical lighting, starting and ignition system, also inventor of single-phase condenser motor. Director Bailey Elec.

      Company, Howell Electric Motor Company. Vice-president, director Fremont Motor Corporation.

    Works

    • Author: Induction Coils, 1903. Induction Motors, 1911. Elementary Electrical Engineering, 1913.

      Principles of Dynamo Electric Machinery, 1915. Alternating Current Machinery, 1934.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering (life). Member Society Automotive Engineers, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu. Honored by National Association Manufacturers as a modern pioneer.

    Clubs: Faculty, Michigan Union, Barton Hills Country, Ann Arbor Golf.

    Connections

    • Married Elsie Marion Eggeman, December 30, 1902.
    • father: William Martin Bailey
    • mother: Lucy (Stead) Bailey
    • spouse: Elsie Marion Eggeman
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    Born August 7, 1875
    Died October 31, 1944
    (aged 69)
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