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 Edwin Howard Armstrong

Edwin Howard Armstrong

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 1 Feb 1954 (aged 63)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 35 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • 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 .