Roscoe Henry George - obituary
Roscoe II. George, Pioneer In TV, Dies West Lafayette, Ind. Services for Roscoe H. George, 79, retired Purdue University professor who helped pioneer the transmission of television pictures, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Soller-Baker West Chapel, with burial in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Mr. George, who retired as full professor of electrical engineering in 1965, died Sunday in Home Hospital here. A native of Fairmount, he was graduated from the Fairmount Academy in 1915 and served in World War I. He received his bachelor and master of science degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue and joined the university as a full-time research assistant in 1927. In the 1930s, he and others did some of the early work in the transmission of television and work in the black-and-white picture tube in connection with RCA. Other specialty areas he researched included the conversion of microwave power into direct current and the wireless transmission of electric power. He was a member of several electrical engineering honoraries. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Rosa George.