Harold W. Lord


Harold W. Lord
Eureka, CA, USA
Associated organizations
General Electric (GE)
Fields of study
Coffin Award


Harold W. Lord was born in Eureka, California, on 20 August 1905. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering, in 1926, from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Beginning in 1926, Lord was employed in several Engineering Departments and Laboratories of the General Electric Company, conducting research and advanced development work in various fields of electronic and magnetic circuitry and combinations thereof, including radar pulse modulators, television sweep circuits, magnetic amplifiers, broad-band transformers, ballasts for arc discharge devices and high-speed transient studies of arc ignition. For the invention of thyratron sycnhronous timing circuits for resistance welders, Lord received the Coffin Award in 1933. In 1962, he was in the Applied Physics Section of the General Electric Research Laboratories, Schenectady, New York, and was also a Consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Lord was a Fellow of the AIEE.