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Mervin Kelly

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Mervin Kelly

Mervin Joe Kelly (February 14, 1895 Princeton, Missouri - March 18, 1971) was an American physicist, and director of Bell Labs from 1951-1959.[1]


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He graduated from University of Kentucky in 1915. He worked at Western Electric Company, from 1918 to 1925.[2] He was a long time researcher at Bell Labs, becoming president from 1951 to 1959. He formed the research group which developed the transistor, led by William Shockley.[3][4]

In 1961, he advised NASA Administrator James E. Webb.[5]



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