John W. Wentworth (IRE Student, 1948; Associate, 1950) and Member 1955) was born in Greenville, Maine, on 3 November 1925. He received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Maine, Orono, in 1949.
After graduation from the University of Maine, Wentworth joined RCA and spent several years doing design and development work on broadcast studio equipment for color television. During this period, he also organized and taught a course in color television engineering, which later resulted in the publication of a textbook on the same subject. From 1954 to 1959, Wentworth served as the Manager of a group of design engineers engaged in projects related to television studio equipment. In July 1959, he became engaged in the field of educational electronics, and in 1962, he was Manager, Educational Electronics, Broadcast and Television, RCA, Camden, New Jersey. In the latter position, he was in charge of a service which coordinated many of RCA's activities in the educational field.
Wentworth was a member of IRE, SMPTE, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi.