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Eloge: E. G. Andrews, 1898-1980

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129379D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-05
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Ernest Galen Andrews was born in Topeka, Kansas, on January 10, 1898. Following service aboard the USS Kansas during World War I, Andrews attended William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, where he received a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1922. In that same year, he accepted a position with the installation department of the Western Electric Company in Kansas City, whence he was transferred to Atlanta and then to New York City.

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Eloge: E. G. Andrews, 1898-1980

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Bell Laboratories Room 2A-III 185 Monmouth Parkway West Long Branch, NJ

GEORGE R. STIBITZ

Department of Physiology Dartmouth Medical School Hanover, NH 03755

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Eloge: E. G. Andrews, 1898-1980

DEIRDRE LA PORTE

Bell Laboratories Room 2A-III 185 Monmouth Parkway West Long Branch, NJ

GEORGE R. STIBITZ

Department of Physiology Dartmouth Medical School Hanover, NH 03755.00/00)

Ernest Galen Andrews was born in Topeka, Kansas, on January 10, 1898. Following service aboard the USS Kansas during World War I, Andrews attended William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, where he received a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1922. In that same year, he accepted a position with the installation department of the Western Electric Company in Kansas City, whence he was transferred to Atlanta and then to New York City.

In 1925, Andrews joined Bell Laboratories upon its formation out of the engineering department of Western Electric. Here he worked for many years on installation and maintenance requirements in the switching development organization. In 1941, with the onset of World War II, he was made responsible for the design of radar trainers and the preparation of radar instruction manuals. (Bell Laboratories had begun work on the development and production of radar in 1937, at the invitation of the U.S. Navy.)

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Andrews's involvement with computing machinery began in 1943 and continued through the development and construction of five successive models of early large-scale electromechanical

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Eloge: E. G. Andrews, 1898-1980

computers. After the war, he worked on the development of automatic message accounting systems for dial central offices, but the focus of Andrews's activities was on the planning and programming of military systems...