Jacob Millman (1911 in Novohrad-Volynskyi, Russian Empire – May 22, 1991 in Longboat Key, Florida) was a professor of electrical engineering at Columbia University. He immigrated to the United States in 1913[1] with his mother, Gertrude (Nachshen) Millman and sister Rebecca.

Millman received a PhD from MIT in 1935.[1] He joined Columbia University in 1951, and retired in 1975. From 1941 to 1987, Millman wrote eight textbooks on electronics, and he helped develop radar systems.[1] Millman's theorem (otherwise known as the parallel generator theorem) is named after him. He received in 1970 the IEEE Education Medal.[2]

Millman died of pneumonia at his home in Longboat Key, Florida in 1991.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Jacob Millman". Daily Press. Victorville, CA. May 25, 1991. p. 20. Retrieved May 1, 2022 – via Newspapers.com. Open access icon
  2. ^ "IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved November 23, 2010.