Harold V. Bozell received his Electrical Engineering graduate degree from the University of Kansas in 1915. He served as a captain in the U.S. Signal Corps during WWII, in charge of the Signal Training Committee on Education and Special Training, and as a member, Committee on Special Problems of the Naval Consulting Board.
During WWII, he was a member of the Telephone Operations Industry Advisory Committee, War Protection Board.
Bozell served as a director of USITA, 1942-1951, on the executive committee, 1043-1946 and 1949-1950. He also was a very forceful and active member of USITA. He was vice president of General Telephone Corp, from 1932-1940, president from 1940-1951, and director and consultant, from 1951-1961. In 1961, the University of Kansas honored Bozell with its Distinguished Service Citation. He was very influential in the formative stages of General Telephone and highly dedicated to the Independent telephone industry. He died in 1973.