Andrews, Ernest Galen, 1898-1980

Andrews, Ernest Galen, 1898-1980



Born in Elmont, Kansas in 1898, Ernest Galen Andrews completed a B.A. in mathematics and physics at William Jewett College in Liberty, Missouri, in 1922. His thirty-seven year employment at Western Electric Company commenced that same year. In 1924 he was transferred to the Western Electric Engineering Department, which was to become Bell Telephone Laboratories. By 1931 he was a supervisor responsible for central office equipment engineering and maintenance specifications. The second phase of his career commenced in 1942, when he designed a radar training device, later patented. At least seven patents relative to computers were secured by him (see these papers). From 1943 throughout the rest of his career Andrews was primarily concerned with digital computers, and (from 1953 onward) with their application to military science. After retiring from Bell Laboratories in 1959, Andrews joined Sanders Associates, Inc., in Nashua, New Hampshire, where he remained through 1968. He died in 1980.

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Ernest Galen Andrews papers

Identifier: MS-183
Date(s): circa 1942-1976

Ernest Galen Andrews (1898-1980), electrical engineer. The collection contains correspondence, articles, instructional manuals, relating to his work at the Western Electric Company on electric engineering and computer design.