- Canton, MO, USA
- Associated organizations
- Bureau of Communication Facilities, Continental Electronics Manufacturing Company
- Fields of study
James O. Weldon (IRE Associate, 1926; Senior Member, 1946; and Fellow, 1954) was born in Canton, Missouri, on 15 March 1905.
Weldon was first engaged in radio engineering in 1927. From 1933 to 1952, he was a Consulting Engineer and manufacturer of transmitting equipment. He was appointed Chief Engineer of the Bureau of Communication Facilities, Overseas Branch, Office of War Information in August 1942, and a few months later became Chief of the Bureau. Weldon organized Continental Electronics Manufacturing Company, Dallas, Texas, in 1946. As President and Director of Engineering, he closely directed the engineering design and development of Continental's high-power transmitters which were adopted by the Army, Nave, Air Force, the Bureau of Standards, and the Voice of America.