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Reginald Aubrey Fessenden

  • Birth 6 Oct 1866 Bolton-Est, Estrie Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Death 22 Jul 1932 Bermuda
  • Burial Smith's Parish, Bermuda
  • Memorial ID 14793699

Scientist. A native of East Bolton, Quebec, he is best known as, "The Father Of Radio Broadcasting." A noted Canadian inventor and electrician, Fessenden invented the electrolytic detector, the barretter detector, a wireless system for submarines to signal eash other, and the fathometer (a sonar device). He was also the first person to transmit his own voice over the first wireless telephone. He was awarded the 1929 Scientific American's Gold Medal, the Medal of Honor from the Institute of Radio Engineers, and the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, awarded him a medal and a cash prize for "One Whose Labors Had Been of Great Benefit." Fessenden passed away in Bermuda in 1932. He was postumously inducted into the CAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1986.


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  • Added: 1 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14793699
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (6 Oct 1866–22 Jul 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14793699, citing Saint Marks Church Cemetery, Smith's Parish, Bermuda ; Maintained by Find A Grave .