Jerome Lemelson

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Birthday
18, 1923
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 1, 1997 (74)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
18, 1923
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 1, 1997 (74)

About

American engineer who is credited with developing videocassette recorders, cordless telephones, and the fax machine. He was named 1995 Engineer of the Year by Design News and inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame soon after.

Before Fame

He served in World War II before studying at New York University.

Trivia

He and his family founded a philanthropic foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, which supports innovations to improve the lives of people in developing countries.

Family Life

He grew up with two younger brothers in Staten Island, New York. He had children named Robert and Eric.

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He followed in the footsteps of Thomas Edison by becoming one of America's most prolific inventors.

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