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Edwin Howard Armstrong

  • Birth 18 Dec 1890 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 1 Feb 1954 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 35

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Howard Armstrong (18 Dec 1890–1 Feb 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35, citing Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .