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Edison, Thomas Alva

Reese V. Jenkins.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology; Communications Engineering and Telecommunications; Information and Communication Technologies; Business and Management. 4790 words.

Edison, Thomas Alva (11 February 1847–18 October 1931), inventor and business entrepreneur, was born in Milan, Ohio, the son of Samuel Edison, a shingle maker, land speculator, and...

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Fennessy, Sir Edward

David Robertson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Communications Engineering and Telecommunications; Information and Communication Technologies. 1615 words.

Fennessy, Sir Edward (1912–2009), radar pioneer and telecommunications executive, was born on 17 January 1912 at 26 Haldane Road, East Ham, London, the eldest of three children of Edward...

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Stager, Anson

Paul B. Israel.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Information and Communication Technologies. 926 words.

Stager, Anson (20 April 1825–26 March 1885), telegraph pioneer, was born in Ontario County, New York, and raised in Rochester, New York. Information about his parents is sketchy. His father...

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