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John T. Wilner

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John T. Wilner graduated from the Newark College of Engineering, Newark, N.J., in 1934, and served as the director of engineering for the New Jersey Public Broadcast Authority, located in Trenton, N.J. Mr. Wilner also served as vice president for the Hearst Corp., New York, where he worked for 20 years.

Mr. Wilner also worked for CBS Laboratories and helped develop color television, UHF transmitters, the long-playing record and the first television transmitter.

He received an EMMY award for his' contribution to television broadcasting from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1987, and was the first engineer to receive the National Association of Broadcast Engineers Award for his invention of an anti-burn device for image orthicon cameras in 1959. Wilner was an IEEE Life Fellow.

Wilner died on October 11th, 2000.