J. P. Maxfield, American scientist, engineer. Recipient meritorious civilian service award United States Army, 1947, United States Navy, 1953; John Potts Memorial award for achievement in audio engineering, 1953. Fellow American Institute Electrical engineer., American Physical Society, Accoustical Society American; member Sigma Xi.; Member Church of Religious Science.
Weis). Instructor physics and electro-chemistry Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1910-1914. Research physicist Western Electric Company. New York City, 1914-1919, department head (Later Bell Telephone laboratories), 1919-1926.
Manager engineering and research Victor Talking Machine Company, Camden, New Jersey, 1926-1929. Construction engineering Electrical Research Products, Inc., New York City, 1929-1933, staff engineer, 1933-1936, director commercial engineering, 1936-1941. Superintendent commercial engineering Western Electric Company, Inc., 1941-1942.
Professor, director div. physical war research Duke, 1942-1946, Bell Telephone laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1946-1947. Superintending scientist United States Navy Electronics Laboratory, 1948-1953. 1953-1956; consultant Navy Air Missile Test Center, Point Mugu, California, from 1956, acting chief scientist, from 1957.