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John Harold Bryant

John Harold Bryant, American electronics company executive. Patentee in field. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award University Illinois Electrical Engineering Alumni Association, 1971; Alumni Honor award for distinguished service in engineering University Illinois College Engineering, 1980.


  • Bryant, John Harold was born on April 15, 1920 in Baird, Texas, United States. Son of John Peden and Cordie Elizabeth (Peek) Bryant.

  • Education

    • Biosystems Engineering.E., Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1942. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1949.


    • Division head, microwave electron tubes Information Technology&T Laboratories, 1949-1955. Staff engineer, radar systems and microwave components Bendix Corporation Research Laboratories, Southfield, Michigan, 1955-1962. Founder, president, chief executive officer Omni Spectra, Inc., Merrimack, New Hampshire, 1962-1975, chairman board, 1975-1978, director, 1962-1980.

      Consultant Omni Spectra, Inc. subsidiary Macom, Inc., 1980-1985. Adjunct research scientist, Department Electrical Engineering and Computer Science University Michigan, Ann Arbor, since 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Patentee in field.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (president 1970, Distinguished Microwave lecturer for 1986/87), Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi.


    • Married Barbara Alice Everitt, August 14, 1948. Children: Linda J., Randal E., Lois B.
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    Born April 15, 1920
    • 1942
      Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University
    • 1947
      University Illinois
    • 1949
      University Illinois
    • 1949 - 1955
      Division head
    • 1955 - 1962
      staff engineer
      Southfield, Michigan, United States
    • 1980 - 1985
      consultant, Omni Spectra
    • 1985
      adjunct research scientist, engineering and Computer Science University Michigan
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1985
      Department Electrical Engineer, engineering and Computer Science University Michigan
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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