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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. [1] [2] [3] Trump was noted for developing rotational radiation therapy.[1] Trump was also noted for developing together with Dr. Robert J. Van de Graaff one of the first million-volt X-ray generators.[1] 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.[1] The National Academy of Engineering called Trump "a pioneer in the scientific, engineering and medical applications of high voltage machinery".[2] John George Trump was the brother of Fred Trump and the uncle of Donald Trump.[4]


Trump received a number of awards including:



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