Howe, George William Osborn (1875 -1960)
George William Osborn Howe was the son of W. J. Osborn Howe, of Charlton in Kent. He was educated at Roan School in Greenwich, and at the Armstrong College of the University of Durham. Apprenticed to Siemens Brothers of Woolwich, he was employed as an electrical engineer with Siemens Schuckert in Berlin 1900 1902. He then turned to lecturing, first at Hull Technical College 1903 1905. He was Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Imperial College, South Kensington 1909 1920, and Head of the Department of Electrical Standards & Measurements at the National Physical Laboratory 1920 1921. Between 1921 1946 he was James Watt Professor of Electrical Engineering in the University of Glasgow. He was awarded the Faraday Medal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers in 1956. He married in 1901, Sarah Alice, youngest daughter of James Kinnear Maunder, of Newcastle upon Tyne.