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Walton Burrell Bishop

Walton Burrell Bishop, American science writer, consultant. Achievements include 23 patents for IFF and reliability; proposed passive electronic guidance device for blind. Active United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member International Communications Association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Bishop, Walton Burrell was born on August 25, 1917 in Leroy, Illinois, United States. Son of Minor and Tressie Mae (Staley) Bishop.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Education in Physical Science, Illinois State University, 1939. Master of Arts in Mathematics, Boston University, 1950. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University, 1954.

      Master of Arts in Journalism, University Maryland, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy in Public Communications, University Maryland, 1990.

    Career

    • Teacher, coach Milford (Illinois) Township High School, 1939-1941, Lincoln (Illinois) Community High School, 1941-1942. Electronics engineer Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, 1946-1966, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, 1966-1980, consultant, science writer, from 1980. Lecturer math Northeastern University Grad School, Boston, 1960-1966.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include 23 patents for IFF and reliability. Proposed passive electronic guidance device for blind.

    Works

    • Advisory editor Journal Microelectronics and Reliability, 1963-1980. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Active United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member International Communications Association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Marjorie Nelle Hanson, June 7, 1940 (divorced 1959). 1 child, Gregory; married Anne-Marie Delachapelle, December 16, 1959. Children: Chantal, Véronique.
    • father: Minor Bishop
    • mother: Tressie Mae (Staley) Bishop
    • spouses: Marjorie Nelle Hanson
    • Anne-Marie Delachapelle
    • children: Gregory Bishop
    • Chantal Bishop
    • Vu00e9ronique Bishop
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    Born August 25, 1917
    Died March 5, 2000
    (aged 82)
    Nationality
    • 1939
      Illinois State University
    • 1950
      Boston University
    • 1954
      Northeastern University
    • 1983
      University Maryland
    • 1990
      University Maryland
    • 1939 - 1941
      Teacher
    • 1941 - 1942
      Teacher
    • 1946 - 1966
      electronics engineer, Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories
      Hanscom Afb, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1966 - 1980
      electronics engineer, Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories
      Washington, United States
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