Died: 25 March 2003
Bayless earned his B.S. in engineering physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He studied communications systems engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and engineering economics at Stanford University, California, all in the USA.
He was employed by Bell Systems from 1940 until his retirement in 1981 with positions at Southern California Telephone, AT&T, Western Electric, and Pacific Telephone and Telegraph.