Ian Ross (right) and President Reagan (left) presenting the National Medal of Technology

In a White House ceremony, President Reagan today awarded the first National Medals of Technology to 12 individuals and AT&T Bell Laboratories for "advancing U.S. competitiveness in world markets, creating new jobs, and making technological contributions to industries and people everywhere." Ian M. Ross, president of Bell Labs, received the medal in his company's behalf. The other recipients were Joseph F. Sutter, of Boeing Commercial Airplane Co.; Bob O. Evans, Frederick P. Brooks Jr. and Erich Bloch, formerly of IBM; Allen E. Puckett and Harold A. Rosen, of Hughes Aircraft; Marvin M. Johnson, of Phillips Petroleum; John T. Parsons and Frank L. Stulen, of John T. Parsons Co.; Steven P. Jobs and Stephen G. Wozniak, of Apple Computer, and Ralph Landau, formerly of Halcon S.D. Group Inc. The National Medal of Technology was created by an Act of Congress in 1980, but this is the first time it has been presented., Credit Line: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Abstract/Description: In a White House ceremony, President Reagan today awarded the first National Medals of Technology to 12 individuals and AT&T Bell Laboratories for "advancing U.S. competitiveness in world markets, creating new jobs, and making technological contributions to industries and people everywhere." Ian M. Ross, president of Bell Labs, received the medal in his company's behalf. The other recipients were Joseph F. Sutter, of Boeing Commercial Airplane Co.; Bob O. Evans, Frederick P. Brooks Jr. and Erich Bloch, formerly of IBM; Allen E. Puckett and Harold A. Rosen, of Hughes Aircraft; Marvin M. Johnson, of Phillips Petroleum; John T. Parsons and Frank L. Stulen, of John T. Parsons Co.; Steven P. Jobs and Stephen G. Wozniak, of Apple Computer, and Ralph Landau, formerly of Halcon S.D. Group Inc. The National Medal of Technology was created by an Act of Congress in 1980, but this is the first time it has been presented.
Subject(s): Profile portraits
Presidents
Portraits, Group
Ross, Ian Munro
Credit Line: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Catalog ID: Ross Ian C1