Alford, Andrew(1904– ) electrical engineer, inventor; born in Samara, Russia. He graduated from the University of California in 1924 and held engineering posts at Harvard and in private industry. His main work involved the development of antennas for radio navigation and instrument landing systems. His best-known invention is the "Alford Loop" antenna.
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