John B. Whitehead

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John B. Whitehead
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Born (1872-08-18)August 18, 1872
Norfolk, Virginia
Died November 16, 1954(1954-11-16) (aged 82)
Baltimore, Maryland
Residence United States
Nationality American
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University
Awards Elliott Cresson Medal (1932)
IEEE Edison Medal (1941)
Scientific career
Fields Electrical engineering
Institutions Johns Hopkins University

John Boswell Whitehead (August 18, 1872 in Norfolk, Virginia – November 16, 1954 in Baltimore, Maryland) was an American electrical engineer and a professor at Johns Hopkins University as well as the dean of the School of Engineering. Whitehead was president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers from 1933 to 1934. In 1941, Whitehead received the IEEE Edison Medal for "contributions to the field of electrical engineering, his pioneering and development in the field of dielectric research, and his achievements in the advancement of engineering education". [1]

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  1. ^ "John Whitehead". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 25 July 2011.