Bowles, Edward Lindley, 1897-1990

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Inventor, engineer, and educator.

From the description of Edward Lindley Bowles papers, 1869-1990 (bulk 1920-1982). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456446

Engineer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Edward Lindley Bowles : oral history, 1980. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309722261

Edward L. Bowles born December 9, 1897 in Westphalia, Missouri. He was a Consultant to the Secretary of War and Special Consultant to the Commanding General of the Army Air Force from 1942 to 1947. Bowles died on January 5, 1990.

From the description of Bowles, Edward Lindley, 1897-1990 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10575633

Biographical Note

  • 1897, Dec. 9: Born, Westphalia, Mo.
  • 1918: United States Army, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and Fort Sheridan, Ill.
  • 1920: B.S., Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
  • 1921 - 1922 : Radio editor, Boston Evening Transcript, Boston, Mass.
  • 1922: Married Lois Wuerpel M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1922 - 1925 : Assistant instructor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1925 - 1927 : Assistant professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1926 - 1937 : Director, Round Hill Research Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, South Dartmouth, Mass.
  • 1927 - 1937 : Associate professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1937 - 1947 : Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1940 - 1942 : Secretary, Microwave Committee, National Defense Research Committee, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1942 - 1947 : Leave of absence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Consultant to secretary of war
  • 1943 - 1947 : Consultant to commanding general, United States Army Air Forces
  • 1945: D.Sc., Norwich University, Northfield, Vt. Distinguished Service Medal, United States Army Air Forces
  • 1947 - 1957 : Scientific consultant, United States Air Force
  • 1947 - 1963 : Consulting professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1947 - 1966 : General consultant to president, Raytheon Co., Waltham, Mass.
  • 1948: Honorary commander, civil division, Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Presidential Medal of Merit
  • 1950 - 1952 : Scientific warfare adviser, Weapons Systems Evaluation Group, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • 1951 - 1954 : Consultant to secretary of the army
  • 1955 - 1958 : Chairman, Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on [television] Allocations, Senate Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
  • 1959 - 1964 : Director, Scientific Development Corp., Watertown, Mass.
  • 1963 - : Professor emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1964 - 1967 : Consultant and special assistant to president, Analex Corp., Boston, Mass.
  • 1965 - 1966 : Director, Jarrell-Ash Co., Waltham, Mass.
  • 1965 - 1966 : President, Whitin Machine Works, Whitinsville, Mass.
  • 1965 - 1968 : Consultant, director, Anderson-Nichols & Co., Boston, Mass.
  • 1966 - 1977 : Director, White Consolidated Industries, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1968 - 1970 : Chairman of the board and president, Information Transfer Corp., Wellesley, Mass.
  • 1969 - 1977 : Director, Bentley College, Waltham, Mass.
  • 1970 - 1974 : Director, Kodály Musical Training Institute, Wellesley, Mass.
  • 1981 - : Trustee, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, Mass.
  • 1990, Sept. 9: Died, Weston, Mass.

From the guide to the Edward Lindley Bowles Papers, 1869-1990, (bulk 1920-1982), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994. Papers, 1932-1986. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn National Air and Space Museum. Dept. of Space History. The Rand History Project, 1985-1990. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Bowles, Edward Lindley, 1897-1990. Reminiscences of Edward Lindley Bowles : oral history, 1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bowles, Edward Lindley, 1897-1990. Oral history interview with Edward Lindley Bowles, 1982 June 30. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Ridenour, Louis N. (Louis Nicot), 1911-1959. Louis N. Ridenour papers, 1917-1960 (bulk 1945-1959). Library of Congress
referencedIn Lee A. DuBridge papers, 1932-1986 California Institute of Technology. Archives.
creatorOf Bowles, Edward Lindley, 1897-1990. Edward Lindley Bowles papers, 1869-1990 (bulk 1920-1982). Library of Congress
creatorOf Edward L. Bowles Papers. 1942 - 1975. Subject Files
creatorOf Edward Lindley Bowles Papers, 1869-1990, (bulk 1920-1982) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian, 1930-1959 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Louis N. Ridenour Papers, 1917-1960, (bulk 1945-1959) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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correspondedWith Adams, Charles F. (Charles Francis), 1866-1954 person
associatedWith Alexanderson, Ernst Fredrik Werner, 1878-1975. person
associatedWith Archer, Gleason Leonard, 1880-1966. person
associatedWith Armstrong, Edwin H. (Edwin Howard), 1890-1954. person
correspondedWith Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950 person
associatedWith Bastedo, Cicely, person
associatedWith Bell Telephone Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Bentley College. corporateBody
correspondedWith Bowen, Harold Gardiner, 1883-1965 person
associatedWith Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974. person
associatedWith Cady, Walter G. (Walter Guyton), 1874-1974. person
associatedWith Calosi, Carlo Luigi, 1905-1997. person
associatedWith Campbell, George A. (George Ashley), 1870-1954. person
associatedWith Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954. person
associatedWith Draper, C. S. (Charles Stark) person
associatedWith DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994. person
associatedWith Guillemin, Ernst A. (Ernst Adolph) person
associatedWith Hayes, Hammond Vinton, 1860-1947. person
associatedWith Henriksen, Paul, person
associatedWith King, Ernest Joseph, 1878-1956. person
associatedWith Kodály Musical Training Institute. corporateBody
correspondedWith Loomis, Alfred L. (Alfred Lee), 1887-1975 person
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology. corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Office of the President corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory. corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Round Hill Research Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology. School of Industrial Management. corporateBody
associatedWith Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976. person
associatedWith National Air and Space Museum. Dept. of Space History. corporateBody
associatedWith Nicholson, Alexander McLean. person
associatedWith Pierce, George Washington, 1872-1956. person
associatedWith Project Rand (United States. Air Force) corporateBody
associatedWith Radio Corporation of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Rand Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Raytheon Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Raytheon Company. Submarine Signal Division. corporateBody
correspondedWith Ridenour, Louis N. (Louis Nicot), 1911-1959. person
associatedWith Rines, David, 1884-1978. person
associatedWith Samson Electric Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Sloan School of Management. corporateBody
associatedWith Sperry Gyroscope Company, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Stockton Profile Gauge Corporation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994 person
associatedWith United Artists Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Council of National Defense. National Defense Research Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Department of Defense. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Defense. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. National Defense Research Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. National Defense Research Committee. Radiation Laboratory. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Watson-Watt, Robert Alexander, Sir, 1892-1973. person
associatedWith White Consolidated Industries. corporateBody
associatedWith Whitin Machine Works (Whitinsville, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Yarnell, Harry E. (Harry Ervin), 1875-1959. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Westphalia (Mo.)
Westphalia (Mo.)
Massachusetts
Subject
Patents
Military weapons
Engineering
Telephone systems
Torpedoes
Radar
Microwaves
Korean War, 1950-1953
Engineers--Interviews
Anti-submarine warfare
Television frequency allocation
Military research
Universities and colleges--Massachusetts
Strategy
World War, 1939-1945
Electrical engineering--Study and teaching
Universities and colleges
Electrical engineering
Occupation
Educators
Engineers
Inventors
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Birth 1897-12-09

Death 1990-01-05

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