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Alexanderson, Ernst Fredrik Werner

George H. Douglas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Radio; Television. 1146 words.

Alexanderson, Ernst Fredrik Werner (25 January 1878–14 May 1975), engineer and radio and television pioneer, was born in Uppsala, Sweden, the son of Aron Martin Alexanderson, a professor,...

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Armstrong, Edwin Howard

Elizabeth Noble Shor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology; Radio. 1736 words.

Armstrong, Edwin Howard (18 December 1890–31 January 1954), electrical engineer and inventor, was born in New York City, the son of John Armstrong, a publisher, and Emily Smith, a teacher....

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Berkner, Lloyd Viel

C. Stewart Gillmor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Radio. 1159 words.

Berkner, Lloyd Viel (01 February 1905–04 June 1967), engineer, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Henry Frank Berkner and Alma Julia Viel. Berkner and his two brothers were raised...

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Bray, (William) John (1911–2004), telecommunications engineer

David Robertson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Communications Engineering and Telecommunications. 1693 words.

Bray, (William) John (1911–2004), telecommunications engineer, was born on 10 September 1911 at 198 Walmer Road, Kingston, Portsmouth, one of the two sons of William James Bray, an engine...

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Crockett, James Underwood

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; History of Science and Technology; Agriculture and Farming. 868 words.

Crockett, James Underwood (09 October 1915–11 July 1979), gardener and writer, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the son of Earle Royce Crockett and Inez Underwood Crockett. After...

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de Forest, Lee

Christopher H. Sterling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Radio. 2211 words.

de Forest, Lee (26 August 1873–30 June 1961), radio engineer and inventor, was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the son of Henry Swift de Forest, a Congregational minister, and Anna Margaret...

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Dibnah, Frederick [Fred] (1938–2004), steeplejack and television presenter

Anthony Hayward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 961 words.

Dibnah, Frederick [Fred] (1938–2004), steeplejack and television presenter, was born at 7 Alfred Street, Bolton, on 29 April 1938, the son of Frank Dibnah, a bleacher's beetler, and his...

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Dickson, William Kennedy Laurie (1860–1935), electrical engineer and film-maker

Paul C. Spehr.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Film. 2328 words.

Dickson, William Kennedy Laurie (1860–1935), electrical engineer and film-maker, was born on 3 August 1860 at Château St Buc, Le Minihic-sur-Rance, Brittany, France, the second of three...

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Farnsworth, Philo Taylor

Joseph H. Udelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Television. 1367 words.

Farnsworth, Philo Taylor (19 August 1906–11 March 1971), electronic television inventor, was born in Indian Creek (now Manderfield), near Beaver, Utah, the son of Lewis Edwin Farnsworth and...

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Fessenden, Reginald Aubrey

Daniel Martin Dumych.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Radio; Information and Communication Technologies. 1117 words.

Fessenden, Reginald Aubrey (06 October 1866–22 July 1932), inventor, was born in East Bolton, Quebec, Canada, the son of Elisha Joseph Fessenden, an Anglican clergyman, and Clementina...

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