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Reginald Leslie Smith-Rose

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1894 Born Reginald Leslie Smith in Paddington, London[1], son of William Smith and his wife Louisa[2]

By 1901 the Smith family had adopted the name Smith-Rose[3]

1914 Graduated from Imperial College with a first class degree in physics

Immediately after graduation Smith-Rose carried out postgraduate work at Imperial College for a short period before going to

1915 Assistant engineer at Siemens Brothers and Co of Woolwich

1915 of Bedford Park, London W; student member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers[4]

1919 Joined the National Physical Laboratory.

1919 of Teddington

1921 Associate of the IEE

1922 Presented a paper on Radio Direction Finding at the IEE

1923 Gained PhD

1939 Superintendent of the radio department (1939–47)

1948 Director of the Radio Research Station, Ditton Park (1948–60).

For two short periods he was acting director of the National Physical Laboratory.

1960 He retired.

1980 Died in Sutton[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Biography ODNB
  2. 1901 census
  3. 1901 census
  4. Electrical Engineer Lists
  5. BMD