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John Harold Bryant

electronics company executive

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.


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.


  • Patentee in field.


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.