First-Hand:50 Year Member First Hand Histories
IEEE was formed on 1 January 1963 through the merger of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE). So 2012 is our 50th year, and the IEEE History Center would like to recognize all those who have been loyal members since the beginning.
The 50 Year Member First Hand Histories is a special collection of First Hand Histories submitted by these members.
If you are a 50 year member and would like to contribute a First Hand History, follow the creation link here.
Once your First Hand History is completed, we will mark your contribution with a graphic replica of the First 50 Year Member pin shown above.
Listings for 50 Year Members
If you wish to find fellow IEEE members who share your unique perspective on the creation of IEEE, please follow any of the links listed below to search for your colleagues.
- List of 50 Year Members by Last Name
- List of 50 Year Members by Society
- List of 50 Year Members, sortable by Name, Country, Region & Section
List of 50 Year Member First Hand Histories
- Electrical Power Conversion, by Harold T. Adkins
- The Lights Go Off All Over the Camp, by Ralph Baer
- Applying digital television technology to medical imaging = x-ray dosage reduction and non-invasive angiography, by Stanley Baron
- Digital Television: The Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting (DTTB) Standard, by Stanley Baron
- The Foundation of Digital Television: the origins of the 4:2:2 component digital standard, by Stanley Baron
- Inventing the Vidifont: the first electronics graphics machine used in television production, by Stanley Baron
- Recollections of the IRE, by Bradford Bates
- Starting IEEE Computer Magazine, by Ted Bonn
- No Damned Computer Can Tell Me What To Do! The Story of the Naval Tactical Data System, NTDS, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, by David Boslaugh
- Invention of an Integrated Circuit, by Jack Bremer
- My Experiences at Westinghouse, by John, Jr. Cerminara
- A Co-op Student Before Graduation, by Dean Chapman
- The Evolution of the Independent Power System Operator in New York State, by Dean Chapman
- Sidelobe Cancellers and the Like, by Dean Chapman
- My First Handmade Radio, by Di Chen
- Origins of Hewlett Packard 35 (HP-35), by Dave Cochran
- Observations of the History Of Radio/Television Since the Close of World War II, by Jules Cohen
- It's a Small World, by Samuel Colodny
- My Personal History With APS, Part 1, by William Croswell
- My Personal History With APS, Part 2a, by William Croswell
- My Personal History With APS, Part 2b, by William Croswell
- My Personal History, Part 3, by William Croswell
- Six Decades of Calculations, by Thomas Cuthbert
- Seeing Was Believing, by Thomas Cuthbert
- My Experiences as a Space Engineer: The Pre-launch Years, by Sajjad Durrani
- Recollections of my Wartime and University Experiences in Nuclear Physics, by Dean Edmonds, jr.
- Unmanned Aircraft Guidance Technology, by Manuel Fernandez
- Saving the Transistor Symbol, by Sorab K. Ghandhi
- My recollections of 50 years in Electronics, by Stephen Goch
- The end of PicturePhone, by Edward Goldstein
- History of GHN, by Richard Gowen
- Chad is Our Most Important Product: An Engineer's Memory of Teletype Corporation, by Jim Haynes
- Fifty years of R D & D in Engineering and Technological Education, by John Heywood
- Development of the Instrument Landing System Glide Path, by Leon Himmel
- Semiconductors at Purdue and Beyond, by David M. Hodgin
- Lessons Learned from Six Decades of Spacecraft Guidance and Control Experiences, by Henry C. Hoffman, Jr.
- Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: An Engineering Career in Consumer Electronics, by Lee H. Hoke, Jr.
- A Look Back over the First 50 Years of IEEE, by G. Holman King
- 39 years with IBM, by Joe Kuhn
- It Started with Ham Radio, by Pete Lefferson
- Internet's Origin, by Yngvar Lundh
- AM Noise Reduction System, by John L. Markwalter, Jr.
- Climbing Technical Mountains, by Bernard Maxum
- Starting Up Cetus, the First Biotechnology Company - 1973 to 1982, by Roy Merrill
- Spanning the Cold War Nuclear Weapons Era: 1956-58 to 1994-2001, by Roy Merrill
- A Brief Biography of My Life, by Roy Merrill
- My Experience in the Army Air Force, 1943 to 1946, by Herman Lunden Miller
- Over 50 Years in Computing, by Raymond E. Miller
- Circuit Design, Fiber Optics, Games, Detector Arrays, Voice Communications: A Journal of an Electrical Engineer, by Harold Minuskin
- A Right Brain Romantic's Memories of Satellites and Deep Space Probes, by George O'Clock
- A Memorable Period, by Jack Peterson
- The Hidden Markov Model, by Lawrence R. Rabiner
- The Electrical Engineering Career Of Thomas J. Radcliffe, P.E., by Thomas J. Radcliffe
- Event in Telecom Switching Development, by Philip C. Richards
- Lab For Agricultural Remote Sensing, by Bill Rymer
- Real-time Telemetry Processing, by Bill Rymer
- The Lunar Module (LM) Full Mission Engineering Simulator (FMES), by John H (Jack) Sachleben
- Commercialization of Embedded RISC Cores, by Hajime Sasaki
- Work at RCA on Traveling Wave Tubes, by Max J. Schindler
- Milestones in Consumer Electronics - Memories of a High-Tech PR Pioneer, by Joel Strasser
- Layers of Reliability or Ethics, by Yukiyasu Suguri
- How I Chose My Profession, by George W. Swenson, Jr.
- Beginning of the Silicon Age, by Morris Tanenbaum
- Serendipity and Superconducting Magnets, by Morris Tanenbaum
- My Saturn 5 Experiences, by Darrell Tesdall
- Recollections of My Career, by Sasson Toeg
- My Very Biased History of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, College Park, by Steven Tretter
- The First Continuous Visible Laser, by Alan White
- My Recollections in Electrical Engineering, by Alvin C. Wilson
- The Loon and the Lark, by Howard Wilson
- An Electrical Engineering Education at Cornell, 1956 - 1961, by A. David Wunsch