Philip Sporn

Philip Sporn
Born (1896-11-25)November 25, 1896
Folotwin, Austria
Died January 23, 1978(1978-01-23) (aged 81)
New York City, New York
Residence United States
Nationality Austrian
Fields Electrical engineering
Notable awards IEEE Edison Medal (1945)
John Fritz Medal (1956)
ASME Medal (1962)
Wilhelm Exner Medal (1963)[1]
Faraday Medal (1969)

Philip Sporn (November 25, 1896 in Folotwin, Austria January 23, 1978 in New York City) was an Austrian electrical engineer known for his work as the president and chief executive officer of the American Gas and Electric Company. He received the IEEE Edison Medal for "contributions to the art of economical and dependable power generation and transmission".[2]


  1. Editor, ÖGV. (2015). Wilhelm Exner Medal. Austrian Trade Association. ÖGV. Austria.
  2. "Philip Sporn". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 25 July 2011.

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