Jesse E. Hobson

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Jesse E. Hobson
Born (1911-05-02)May 2, 1911
Marshall, Indiana
Died November 5, 1970(1970-11-05) (aged 59)
Seattle, Washington
Nationality American
Awards IEEE Fellow
Scientific career

SRI International

Armour Research Foundation

Jesse Edward Hobson (May 2, 1911 – November 5, 1970) was the director of SRI International from 1947 to 1955.[1][2][3] Prior to SRI, he was the director of the Armour Research Foundation.[4][5]

Early life and education[edit]

Hobson was born in Marshall, Indiana.[6] He received bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a PhD in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology.[3] Hobson was also selected as a nationally outstanding engineer.[3]

Hobson married Jessie Eugertha Bell on March 26, 1939, and they had five children.[7]


Awards and memberships[edit]

Hobson was named an IEEE Fellow in 1948.[8]


  1. ^ Associated Press (1970-11-06). "DR.JESSE HOBSON, RESEARCHER, DIES; Former Head of Stanford Institute Was 59". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  2. ^ Nielson, Donald (2006). A Heritage of Innovation: SRI's First Half Century. SRI International. pp. F1–4. ISBN 978-0-9745208-1-0. 
  3. ^ a b c Gillmor, C. Stewart (2004-09-22). Fred Terman at Stanford: building a discipline, a university, and Silicon Valley. Stanford University Press. pp. 291–293. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  4. ^ "J. E. Hobson". SRI International. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  5. ^ "Illinois Tech Announces New Agency for License of Armour Wire Recorder". Billboard. 1946-06-06. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
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  7. ^ "Obituary: Jessie Eugertha Bell Hobson". The Powhatan County Historical Society. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  8. ^ "Awards to Staff by Professional Societies". SRI International. Retrieved 2013-07-01.