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Wooldridge, Dean E.
Oral history interview with Dean E. Wooldridge, 1976 August 21.
Family background and early education; University of Oklahoma; graduate work and electrical engineering at California Institute of Technology. Bell Laboratories, 1936-1946; colloquium and other social structures; early solid state physics work; Fletcher's group with Foster Nix and William Shockley; war years, work on radar bomb sights; postwar years. Move to Hughes Aircraft Company, 1946-1953; formation and accomplishments of Thompson-Ramo-Wooldridge Inc. (TRW, Inc.) after 1953; current interests. Also prominently mentioned are: Joseph A. Becker, R. S. Bowen, Walter Houser Brattain, Oliver E. Buckley, Joseph Ashby Burton, Karl Kelchner Darrow, Clinton Joseph Davisson, Paul Sophus Epstein, Conyers Herring, C. N. Hickman, Howard Hughes, J. B. Johnson, Edward Karrouse, Mervin J. Kelly, G. A. Kelsall, J. W. McRae, Robert Andrews Millikan, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Gerald Leondus Pearson, Don Quarles, Simon Ramo, Rhine, Duane Roller, Hellvar Skaade, William Ralph Smythe, Leopold Stokowski, Richard Chase Tolman, Charles Hard Townes, Howell J. Williams, Jewel Wurtzbaugh, Fritz Zwicky; American Physical Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States Air Force, and Western Electric Company.
Physics, engineering;. Member of technical staff, Bell Laboratories, 1936-1946; Dir. electronic research and development, Hughes Aircraft Co, 1946-1953; Research Assoc. Engineering, California Institute of Technology, from 1962. Born, 1913; Died, 1985.
Brattain, Walter H. (Walter Houser), 1902-1987
Becker, Joseph A.
Bowen, R. S.
Buckley, O. E.
Burton, Joseph Ashby
Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-
Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958.
Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966
Fletcher, Harvey, 1884-1981
Herring, William Conyers, 1914-
Hickman, C. N.
Hughes, Howard
Johnson, John Bertrand
Karrouse, Edward
Kelly, Mervin Joe.
Kelsall, G. A.
McRae, J. W.
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Nix, Foster Cary, 1905-
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Pearson, Gerald Leondus
Quarles, Donald A.
Ramo, Simon.
Roller, Duane Emerson, 1894-
Shockley, William, 1910-1989-
Skaade, Hellvar
Smythe, William Ralph, 1893-
Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977.
Tolman, Richard C. (Richard Chace), 1881-1948
Townes, Charles H.
Williams, Howell J.
Wooldridge, Dean E.
Wurtzbaugh, Jewel
Zwicky, F. (Fritz), 1898-1974
American Physical Society.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
California Institute of Technology
Hughes Aircraft Company.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
TRW Inc.
United States. Air Force
University of Oklahoma.
Western Electric Company.
Science and industry
Solid state physics.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
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Hoddeson, Lillian. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA