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consultant , Science writer

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;teacher, coach, Lincoln (Illinois) Community High School, 1941-1942;electronics engineer, Air Force Cambridge Research laboratories, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, 1946-1966;electronics engineer, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, 1966-1980;consultant, science writer, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, since 1980. Lecturer math Northeastern U. Grad School, Boston, 1960-1966.

Achievements

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

Works

  • Other Work

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

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

spouse:
Marjorie Nelle Hanson

spouse:
Anne-Marie Delachapelle

child:
Gregory Bishop

child:
Chantal Bishop

child:
Véronique Bishop