William O. Baker


William O. Baker

William Oliver Baker (born July 15, 1915 in Chestertown, Maryland; died October 31, 2005 in Chatham, New Jersey) was a former head of Bell Labs who had advised five Presidents on scientific matters. He received his degree from Washington College and went on to get a doctorate from Princeton University. He later did research for Bell Labs that helped lead to synthetic rubber. He held 11 patents in all. He headed Bell Labs from 1973 to 1979. Baker was a longtime resident of Morristown, New Jersey. [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/03/nyregion/03baker.html New York Times obituary] ]

Awards

*Perkin Medal (1963)
*Willard Gibbs Award (1978)
*Vannevar Bush Award (1981)
*National Medal of Science (1988)

References

External links

* [http://www.williamobaker.org/ William O. Baker tribute site]


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