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J. P. Maxfield

scientist , engineer.

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.

Background

Maxfield, J. P. 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. 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.

Works

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

Membership

Fellow American Institute Electrical engineer., American Physical Society, Accoustical Society American. Member Sigma Xi.; Member Church of Religious Science.

Connections

Married Milicent Arnold Harrison, June 20, 1914. Children: Katherine Hayward (Mistress.

father:
Joseph Elwin Maxfield

mother:
Harriett Whitemore (Mansfield) Maxfield

spouse:
Milicent Arnold Harrison

child:
Katherine Hayward (Mrs Maxfield