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Edwin Howard Armstrong
Birth: Dec. 18, 1890
Death: Feb. 1, 1954

Inventor. Born in Manhattan, New York, he was one of the most important electrical engineers of the 20th Century. In 1933, he invented the first working FM radio, super regeneration and superheterodyne. He gave patents to the US government at no charge. The RCA Corporation offered Armstrong a million dollars for his patents but he refused and gave patents to the US Government to use at no charge in exchange for his lab expenses. He also developed the FM frequency assignments required for television sound and the coax cable material used for signal transmitters. He was posthumously elected by the International Telecommunications Union in Geneva to the roster of electrical greats. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Hoyt H. Beason (1903 - 1933)*
  Ruby Fern Olander Smith (1909 - 1937)*
 
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Burial:
Locust Grove Cemetery
Merrimac
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Rest in peace,you gave the World its greatest invention,the radio.
- Bruce Nuckowski
 Added: Jun. 30, 2014
It's all for love. L.O.V.E.
- Amy Wolfe
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 16, 2014
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