Washington Section History
The Washington Section of the IEEE has a rich history going back at least to 1902, though it was formally admitted to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE)—one of two predecessor organizations of the IEEE—in 1903. The Washington Section history and material from the section archives (1903-1953) have been added to the digital archives of the IEEE Global History Network.
The embedded PDF below contains information on the first fifty years, and includes the interesting detail that Alexander Graham Bell was a member.
A full-page story in the November 2009 issue of the IEEE History Center newsletter describes the Washington Section’s additions to the GHN archives. According to the article,