John G. Trump
Dr. John George Trump (August 21, 1907 - February 21, 1985) was an American high-voltage engineer and physicist, a recipient of U.S. President Ronald Reagan's National Medal of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.    Trump was noted for developing rotational radiation therapy. Trump was also noted for developing together with Dr. Robert J. Van de Graaff one of the first million-volt X-ray generators. Trump together Robert J. Van de Graaff and Dr. Denis M. Robinson founded the High Voltage Engineering Corporation which produced the Van de Graaff generators. The National Academy of Engineering called Trump "a pioneer in the scientific, engineering and medical applications of high voltage machinery". John George Trump was the brother of Fred Trump and the uncle of Donald Trump.
Trump received a number of awards including:
- 1947: His Majesty's Medal, given by George VI
- 1948: the President's Certificate of Merit, presented by President Harry S. Truman
- 1960: the Lamme Medal,the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
- 1983: the National Medal of Science, presented by President Reagan
- 1929: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
- 1931: M.S. in Physics from Columbia University
- 1933: Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- New York Times:JOHN TRUMP DIES; ENGINEER WAS 78; February 26, 1985
- National Academy of Engineering;Memorial Tributes, Volume 3 (1989);National Academy of Engineering (NAE);John George Trump; by Louis Smullin
- National Science Foundation:The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details;JOHN G. TRUMP;Professor of Electrical Engineering;Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- About.com Genealogy, Ancestry of Donald Trump by Kimberly Powell
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