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John Walson, Sr
Birth: Mar. 25, 1915, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1993
Allentown
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

Businessman and Cable Television Pioneer. Recognized by the United States Congress and National Cable Television Association as the founder of the cable television industry. The 96th Congress had the following transcribed into its records: "By adding new antennas and boosters, and by starting to wire individual homes, he was able to create the Nation's first cable television system in 1948..." His company, Service Electric Cable TV also became the first cable company to affiliate itself with Home Box Office. Home Box Office was started on Service Electric Cable in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on November 8, 1972. He was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame along with Larry King, Mike Wallace, and Ted Turner. Today, over 50 years from its birth, Service Electric is still the nation's largest privately owned cable company. (bio by: Decal) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Kowatch Walson (1921 - 2014)*
 
 Children:
  John E. Walson (1948 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Liver Cancer
 
Burial:
Resurrection Cemetery
Wescosville
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Decal
Record added: Oct 24, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8026643
John Walson, Sr
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John Walson, Sr
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John Walson, Sr
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