Robert M. Page


Robert M. Page
Robert M. Page
St. Paul, MN, USA
Death date
Associated organizations
Naval Research Laboratory
Fields of study
Harry Diamond Memorial Award, Stuart Ballantine Medal, Captain Robert Dexter Conrad Award, President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service


Robert M. Page (IRE Senior Member, 1945 and Fellow, 1947) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on 2 June 1903. He received the B.S. degree in physics from Hamline University in St. Paul, in 1927; the M.S. degree in physics from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1932; and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by Hamline University, in 1943.

In 1927, Page joined the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. where his worked on precision instrumentation in the field of electronics. In 1934, he completed the first pulse radar in the world for detection of aircraft, for which he received the U. S. Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the Presidential Certificate of Merit, and IRE Fellowship, the Harry Diamond Memorial Award of the IRE, and the Stuart Ballantine Medal of the Franklin Institute. He was a member of the IRE Board of Editors since 1946. In recognition of technical and scientific achievement in research and development for the United States Navy, he was given the Captain Robert Dexter Conrad Award. In March 1960, Page was presented the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service. In 1962, he was Director of Research at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

Page was a Fellow of the AAAS and the American Scientific Affiliation. He was a member of the Washington Academy of Sciences, the Scientific Research Society of America, and the Armed Forces Electronics and Communications Association.