George Harold Brown


Birthday October 14, 1908

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Milwaukee, WI

DEATH DATE Dec 11, 1987 (79)

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Electrical engineer who patented components of everything from radio and television antennas to a radio-frequency method of heating. His invention made it possible for the first time to broadcast FM radio and television signals over long distances.

Before Fame

A longtime employee of the RCA Corporation, he led their research into color television, his eventual method becoming the standard for decades.


In all he wrote more than 100 technical papers, some republished in engineering textbooks, and filed 80 patents.

Family Life

He grew up in North Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Associated With

He and the engineer Robert Adler, who worked for the rival Zenith, and both received the IEEE Edison Medal for their contributions to television technology.