Oscar Reed, Jr.


Oscar Reed, Jr.
Washington, DC, USA
Associated organizations
Jansky & Bailey
Fields of study


Oscar Reed, Jr. (IRE Student, 1939; Associate, 1941; and Senior Member, 1947) was born in Washington, D.C., on 2 April 1917. He received the B.E.E. degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., in 1939.

After earning the B.E.E. degree, Reed joined the firm of Jansky & Bailey in Washington, D.C. In 1962, he held the post, Consulting Radio Engineer and specialized in broadcast-engineering allocating developments, practice before the FCC, and broadcast-station design, and evaluation work.

During his career, Reed served numerous professional and technical organizations. He was a member and Chairman of the IRE Professional Group on Broadcasting, and in 1962, served as Chairman of the AIEE Technical Committee on Broadcasting. In 1949 and 1950, Reed represented the U.S. Government as an industry advisor to the North American Regional Broadcast Conference, Montreal, Canada, and Washington, D.C. In addition, Reed was a professional engineer in the state of Maryland and in the District of Columbia.