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Biographical entry Jones, Samuel Owen (1905 - 1985)


August 1905
Frankston, Victoria, Australia
19 July 1985
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Radio engineer


Sir Samuel Jones was a leader in the electronics and telecommunication industries in Australia - from the 1940s until his retirement in 1976. He was educated at the University of Melbourne, and worked with the P.M.G. in 1927 as a Post Office engineer until the Second World war, when he saw service as a Lieutenant-Colonel commanding the Sixth Division Signals abroad. Later in the war he became Director, Radio and Signals Supplies in the Department of Munitions. From 1961 until 1976, he was Managing Director of Standard Telephones and Cables Pty Ltd and led STC into exporting sophisticated locally manufactured telecommunications equipment. He served industry on many and various associations and on the Government Electronics in Telecommunications Advisory Council. He was knighted for services to industry and exports in 1966.



11 June 1966
Award - Knights Bachelor (Kt.B), for services to industry and exports.
1968 - 1976
Career position - Chairman, Managing Director, Standard Telephones and Cables Pty Ltd
Life event - Retired

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Samuel Jones - Records, 1924 - 1974, MS 4786; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources


McCarthy, G.J.