Walter Frederick Light
|Walter Frederick Light|
June 24, 1923|
|Died||February 24, 1996(aged 72)|
|Known for||President of Northern Telecom|
|Awards||Order of Canada
Order of Ontario
Born in Cobalt, Ontario, Light served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. After the war, he received a degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen's University in 1949. He started working for Bell Canada eventually being promoted to the head of the engineering department.
In 1986, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition for bringing Northern Telecom "to the forefront of international technology as a major Canadian multinational". In 1988, he was made a Member of the Order of Ontario. Queen's University's Walter Light Hall is named in his honour.
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