Austin Bailey

Austin Bailey
Lawrence, KS, USA
Associated organizations
U.S. Army Signal Corps, AT&T


Austin Bailey (IRE Associate, 1922; Member, 1925; and Fellow, 1963 [F'36-L]) was born in Lawrence, Kansas, on 9 June 1893. He received the A.B. degree from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, in 1915, and the Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 1920.

In 1918, Bailey was made a Second Lieutenant of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. After his university work and following military service, he was employed as Superintendent of the Apparatus Division, Corning Glass Works, in Corning, New York, and then he became Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Kansas. In June 1922, he accepted a position with the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, New York, New York, where he worked on radio engineering problems. He spent many years with the company, retiring from the Bell System as Mobile Radio Engineer on 30 June 1958. After leaving Bell, he worked as an independent engineering consultant.

Bailey was a Fellow of both IRE and AIEE, and a member of Sigma Xi and Alpha Chi Sigma.