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Barnard, Chester Irving

Daniel A. Wren.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social Sciences; Communications Engineering and Telecommunications. 674 words.

Barnard, Chester Irving (07 November 1886–07 June 1961), telephone executive, foundation president, and management theorist, was born in Malden, Massachusetts, the son of Charles H....

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Behn, Sosthenes

Yanek Mieczkowski.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Communications Engineering and Telecommunications. 1479 words.

Behn, Sosthenes (30 January 1884–06 June 1957), corporation executive, was born Louis Richard Sosthenes Behn in St. Thomas in what was then the Danish West Indies, the son of Ricardo...

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Bell, Alexander Graham

Robert V. Bruce.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Communications Engineering and Telecommunications; Education. 3523 words.

Bell, Alexander Graham (03 March 1847–02 August 1922), inventor and educator, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of Alexander Melville Bell and Eliza Grace Symonds. Family tradition...

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Blake, Francis

Veronica June Bruce.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Communications Engineering and Telecommunications; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 960 words.

Blake, Francis (25 December 1850–19 January 1913), scientist, inventor, and astronomer, was born in Needham, Massachusetts, the son of Francis Blake, a businessman and U.S. appraiser of...

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Bray, (William) John

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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deButts, John Dulany

Yanek Mieczkowski.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Communications Engineering and Telecommunications. 1746 words.

deButts, John Dulany (10 April 1915–17 December 1986), corporation executive, was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, the son of Sydnor deButts, a manager for the Atlantic & Yadkin railroad...

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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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Franklin, Charles Samuel

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Communications Engineering and Telecommunications. 878 words.

Franklin, Charles Samuel (1879–1964), radio telecommunications engineer, was born in Walthamstow, Essex, on 23 March 1879, the thirteenth child of James Charles Franklin, a carpenter and...

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Gifford, Walter Sherman

Stephen G. Marshall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Communications Engineering and Telecommunications. 1193 words.

Gifford, Walter Sherman (10 January 1885–07 May 1966), telephone company executive, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, the son of Nathan Poole Gifford, a lumber merchant, and Harriet Maria...

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