Kurt Schlesinger (IRE Associate, 1941; Senior Member, 1951; and Fellow, 1954) was born in Berlin, Germany on 20 April 1906. He received the Dilp. Ing. and Doctor of Engineering degrees, in 1928 and 1929, from the Technical University of Berlin.
From 1941 to 1944, Schlesinger was with RCA Laboratories, Purdue University, in Lafayette, Indiana. He was Consulting Engineer in Color Television for CBS, New York, N.Y., from 1944 through 1947. He was Head of a TV Research Department at Motorola, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, from 1947 to 1958. In 1957, he was Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The following year, 1958, he joined the General Electric Company as a Consulting Engineer to the Cathode Ray Tube Department, Syracuse, N.Y.
By 1962, Schlesinger had numerous U.S. Patents and wrote more than thirty technical articles. He served on NTSC committees charged with studies of dot-interlace and color. He contributed to the "Handbook of Television Engineering," edited by Don Fink and published by McGraw-Hill Book Company.
Schlesinger was a member of the Television Society of London and the Research Society of America. He received the 1968 IEEE Vladimir K. Zworykin Award "For sustained and pioneering contributions to television circuitry and electron optical devices."