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William Alexander Macdonald

electronics engineer.

William Alexander Macdonald, American electronics engineer. Recipient certificate of merit for outstanding contributions to field of electronics, World World War World War II Professional engineer, State of New York.

Background

Macdonald, William Alexander was born on December 27, 1895 in New York City. Son of William Fuller and Sue E. (Watson) Macdonald.

Education

Student of University Paris, 1918-1919.

Career

1 daughter, Doris Diane. Radio operator Marconi Wireless & Telegraph County, New York City, 1913-1915. Laboratory assistant Western Elec.

Corporation, 1915-1917. Assistant radio engineer Civil Service Commission 1919-1920. Engineer Radio Corporation of America, 1920-1924.

Chief engineer Hazeltine Corporation, Little Neck. Long Island, New York, 1934-1944, director, since 1934, vice president, 1934-1952, president, 1952-1957, 59-60, chairman, since 1957. Chairman, director Hazeltine Technology Development Center, Inc., since 1959.

President Hazeltine electronics corporation, 1942-1952, chairman, 1952-1957. President Hazeltine Research Inc. of California, Los Angeles, 1946-1952, director, 1946-1960. Director of the Western Union Telegraph Company.

Founding member Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation, Inc.

Membership

Member electronics equipment industry advising committee Munitions Board. Member task group Northern 6, Advisory Group on Reliability of Electronics Equipment. Fellow Institute Radio Engineers.

Member Electronic Industries Association, Armed Forces Communications Association, American Society Naval Engineers, American Ordnance Association, National Security Industrial Association, Defense Orientation Conference Association. Clubs: Chicago Athletic Association.

Connections

Married Dorothy Belder, July 5, 1922.

father:
William Fuller Macdonald.

mother:
Sue E. (Watson) Macdonald.

spouse:
Dorothy Belder