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Benjamin Franklin Bailey

electrical engineer.

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.

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