William O. Swinyard


William O. Swinyard
Logan, UT, USA
Associated organizations
Hazeltine Corporation
Fields of study


William O. Swinyard (IRE Associate, 1937; Member, 1939; Senior Member, 1943; and Fellow, 1945) was born in Logan, Utah, on 17 July 1904. He received the B.S. degree in mathematics and physics from Utah State University, Logan, in 1917, and took graduate courses at Columbia University, New York, and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

In 1930, Swinyard joined the Hazeltine Corporation, Bayside, New York, and in 1937, he transferred to Chicago, Illinois, and in 1942, he became Chief Engineer of Hazeltine Research, Inc, and Vice President and Director, in 1958. Swinyard was one of the founders of the National Electronics Conference and served the NEC as President and Chairman of the Board.

Swinyard was a Fellow of the IRE, the Radio Club of America, and the AAAS; a professional member of Eta Kappa Nu; a registered professional engineer in the state of Illinois; and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers. He also served as president of the Chicago Radio Engineers Club.