Wilmer L. Barrow

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Wilmer L. Barrow
Born (1903-07-26)July 26, 1903[1]
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Died August 29, 1975(1975-08-29) (aged 72)[2]
Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, U.S.
Notable awards IEEE Edison Medal (1966)

Wilmer Lanier Barrow (July 26, 1903 – August 29, 1975) was an American electrical engineer, inventor, teacher, industrial manager, and a counselor to government agencies.[3]

He was vice president for research, development and engineering of the Sperry Rand Corporation.

A obtained a BSEE degree in 1926 from Louisiana State University, and a D.Sc. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1931.[4]

He was elected to the grade of Fellow in the IEEE in 1941, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1942.[5] In 1943 he received the IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award In 1966 he received the IEEE Edison Medal For a career of meritorious achievement-innovating, teaching and developing means for transmission of electromagnetic energy at microwave frequencies. He was a member of Sigma Xi.


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  3. ^ "Wilmer Barrow". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ IRE Directory. Institute of Radio Engineers. 1960-01-01. 
  5. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved May 17, 2011.