Harvey Fletcher

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Birthday
11, 1884
Birthplace
Provo, UT
Death Date
Jul 23, 1981 (96)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
11, 1884
Birthplace
Provo, UT
Death Date
Jul 23, 1981 (96)

About

'Father of stereophonic sound' who became a leading authority on how humans hear, and how sound devices should be made. He was President of the American Physical Society and was only the second ever honorary fellow of Acoustical Society of America, after Thomas Edison.

Before Fame

After completing his studies at the University of Chicago, he joined the Western Electric Company, working at the Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Trivia

His findings on human speech, hearing and music, which revolutionized the transmission and playing of sound, were summed up in his influential 1922 text Speech and Hearing.

Family Life

He was born in Provo, Utah, the son of pioneer Mormon parents.

Associated With

He collaborated with famed conductor Leopold Stokowski to give the earliest public performance of stereo sound, in a Carnegie Hall concert in 1940.