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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...

Hammarskjöld, Knut (Olof Hjalmar Åkesson)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 245 words.

Born Geneva, 16 Jan. 1922; Swedish; m Inga-Lill; four s from former marriages; died 3 Jan. 2012

Director, 1948, and Chairman, 1987–94, then Emeritus Chairman,...

Hughes, Howard

Tony Thomas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Film. 2291 words.

Hughes, Howard (24 December 1905–05 April 1976), aviator, manufacturer, and film producer, was born Howard Robard Hughes, Jr., in Houston, Texas, the son of Howard Robard Hughes, Sr., a...

Lewis, Cecil Arthur (1898–1997), airman and radio and television broadcaster

James Owen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1190 words.

Lewis, Cecil Arthur (1898–1997), airman and radio and television broadcaster, was born on 29 March 1898 at 11 Radnor Place, Birkenhead, Cheshire, the only child of Edward Williams Lewis,...

Popeil, Samuel J.

Amy Adams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Engineering and Technology; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1027 words.

Popeil, Samuel J. (22 January 1915–15 July 1984), inventor and manufacturer, was born in New York City, the son of a garment worker; his parents’ names are unknown. Little else is known...

Pye, Harold John (1901–1986)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Radio; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 4 words.

See Pye, William George

Pye, William George (1869–1949), scientific instrument and radio manufacturer

Rowland F. Pocock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Radio; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 822 words.

Pye, William George (1869–1949), scientific instrument and radio manufacturer, was born at Battersea, London, on 27 October 1869, the eldest son and the third of the eight children of...

Schirra, Wally

Bruce J. Evensen.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online February 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Television. 1217 words.

Schirra, Wally (12 Mar. 1923–3 May 2007), astronaut, aeronautical engineer, and television commentator, was born Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. in Hackensack, New Jersey to army aviator and...