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Name: James Hillier  
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Date of Birth: 22nd September 1973
Place of Birth: Kent, England, UK
Profession: Actor
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James Hillier (born August 22, 1915) is a Canadian born scientist and inventor who designed and built, with Albert Prebus, the first successful high-resolution electron microscope in North America in 1938.

Born in Brantford, Ontario, the son of James and Ethel (Cooke) Hillier, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Physics (1937), Master of Arts (1938), and a Ph.D. (1941) from the University of Toronto.

In 1940, he went to United States of America and joined the Radio Corporation of America. He became General Manager, RCA Laboratories (1957); Vice President, RCA Laboratories (1958); Vice President, Research and Engineering (1968); and Executive Vice President, Research and Engineering (1969). He holds over forty patents for devices and processes. He became a citizen of the United States in 1945.

In 1936, he married Florence Marjory. They have two sons: James Robert and William Wynship.


  • In 1960, he was awarded the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research.
  • In 1980, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
  • In 1997, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
  • The James Hillier Elementary School in Brantford, Ontario is named in his honour.

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