Loy E. Barton

Loy Barton


Loy E. Barton

BEE ’21, EE ‘25

RCA Research Laboratories



Most of Mr. Barton’s career was spent in electronic research, a field in which approximately 100 patents have been issued to him.  He considers his work on the Class “B” amplifier his most important contribution to the radio industry.  Other important contributions to the electronic industry include the development of the field of Sonar for anti-submarine warfare in World War II, the color sampling system in color television, transistors and transistor circuits.

A Fellow Member of IEEE, Mr. Barton was an instructor and Associate Professor at the U of A for six years in the 1920’s.