Paul Vincent Galvin

Paul Vincent Galvin

Birth
Harvard, McHenry County, Illinois, USA
Death 5 Nov 1959 (aged 64)
Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 15588954 · View Source
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Paul Galvin was the Founder of Motorola. With his brother, Joseph E. Galvin, they initially together purchased a battery eliminator business in Chicago, Illinois. On September 25th, 1928 they incorporated the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation. When their company first got started, it had 5 employees, the first week's payroll was $63.00 and the assetts consisted of $565.00 in cash, $750.00 in tools, and a design for the company's very first product, a battery eliminator. Net sales of that first year was $63,000.00, with net earnings of $6,015.00.Galvin Manufacturing rented quarters at 847 W. Harrison St. Chicago, Illinois.

Paul Galvin had attended the University of Illinois for two years and spent two years in the Army during World War I. He went from rank of Private to Captain, by time of his honorable discharge. In 1919 he took a temporary job in a battery storage company. In 1921 he formed the Stewart-Galvin Battery Company in Marshfield, Wisconsin, in partnership with Edward Stewart. In 1923 the company's remote location closed due to tight money issues. He returned to Chicago and worked as a personal assistant to Emil Brach of Brach Candy Company till 1926. Galvin rejoined Stewart in Chicago to start a new battery venture, once more, without new idea's, they were forced to foreclose in bankruptcy. Not one to quit or easily give up, he pushed on. He started a new company, Galvin Manufacturing with his brother as his assistant, and they soon changed the name from Galvin Manufacturing to Motorola. They started branching out, selling new idea's, developing new products. Making everything from batteries and radio's to cell phones and computers. Their first Motorola product was a pocket transistor radio run by battery. Now Motorola is a multi-billion dollar empire. And has gave billions to various charities over the years. With millions of employee's. Paul Galvin died at the age of 64 due to leukemia.

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  • Created by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
  • Added: 2 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15588954
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Vincent Galvin (29 Jun 1895–5 Nov 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15588954, citing All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas (contributor 46786768) .