Albert G. Lee

Albert G. Lee
Born (1879-05-24)24 May 1879
Died 26 August 1967(1967-08-26) (aged 88)
Nationality British
Fields Electrical engineering
Notable awards IEEE Medal of Honor (1939)

Lieutenant Colonel Sir Albert George Lee (24 May 1879 – 26 August 1967) was a British radio pioneer.

Lee was born in Conwy, Wales, and in 1903 entered the British Post Office Engineering Service, where he designed and tested submarine and other cables. In World War I he served in the Royal Engineers (Signal Service) commanding a telegraph construction company, and later was Officer-in-Charge, General Headquarters Signal Area. In 1920 Lee became involved with radios, and soon became Staff Engineer in charge of the radio section of the British Post Office. He was associated with the development of a coupled circuit arc, the Rugby, Warwickshire high-power station, and the transatlantic telephone and shortwave telephone service.

Lee was a member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, and chaired its Wireless Section from 1927-1928. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Radio Engineers in 1929, knighted in the 1937 New Year Honours and awarded the IRE Medal of Honor in 1939 "for his accomplishments in promoting international radio services and in fostering advances in the art and science of radio communication."


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