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Joseph Pease Maxfield

Joseph Pease Maxfield, American scientist, engineer. Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers, American Physical Society, Accoustical Society of America, Society Motion Picture Engineers (fellow), American Geography Society; member Sigma Xi.; Member Society of Friends.; Club: Wyoming Field (Milburn, New Jersey).

Background

  • Maxfield, Joseph Pease was born on December 28, 1887 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Joseph Elwin and Harriett Whitemore (Mansfield) Maxfield.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1910.

    Career

    • Weis). Instructor physics and electro-chemistry, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1910-1914. Research physicist, Western Electric Company, at New York, 1914-1919, department head (later Bell Telephone laboratories), 1919-1926. Manager engineering and research Victor Talking Machine Company, Camden, New Jersey, 1926-1929.

      Consultant engineer Electrical Research Products, Incorporated, New York York, 1929-1933, staff engineer, 1933-1936, director commercial engineering, 1936-1941. Superintendent commercial engineering Western Electric Company, Inc., 1941-1942. Professor director division physical war research, Duke U., 1942-1946.

      Bell Telephone laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1946-1947. Superintending scientist United States Navy Electronics Laboratory from 1948.

    Works

    • Author: (with Douglas Stanley) The Voice, Its Production and Reproduction, 1933, also numerous papers in scientific journals.

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers, American Physical Society, Accoustical Society of America, Society Motion Picture Engineers (fellow), American Geography Society. Member Sigma Xi.; Member Society of Friends.

    Club: Wyoming Field (Milburn, New Jersey).

    Connections

    • Married Milicent Arnold Harrison, June 20, 1914. Children: Katherine Hayward (Mistress Robert Gibney), Eleanor Taylor (Mistress Chas.
    • father: Joseph Elwin Maxfield
    • mother: Harriett Whitemore (Mansfield) Maxfield
    • spouse: Milicent Arnold Harrison
    • children: Katherine Hayward Maxfield (Mistress Robert Gibney)
    • Eleanor Taylor (Mistress Chas Maxfield
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