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George W. Bailey

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Biography

George Bailey at Ham station
George Bailey at Ham station

George W. Bailey was born in Quincey, Massachusetts. He received the A.B. degree from Harvard College in 1907, and was Treasurer of his class. During World War II, Mr. Bailey served in Washington, D. C., as Chief of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, for which he was awarded the certificate of merit by President Truman. In 1950 he was appointed to the Engineering Sciences Advisory Committee by Major General Lewis B. Hershey, Director of the Selective Service System, and he served on this committee until it was disbanded in 1953. On May 7, 1954 he was elected President of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and he has served in that capacity for two consecutive terms.

Bailey has long been well known as an amateur radio operator. From 1940 until 1952 he held the offices of President of the American Radio Relay League and President of the International Amateur Radio Union. He holds the Marconi Medal of Service of the Veteran Wireless Operators Association. Mr. Bailey was a member of the Cosmos Club of Washington, D. C. and was Executive Secretary of the IRE from 1945 up until the merger with AIEE in 1963.