Ralph H. Baer

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Birthday
8, 1922
Birthplace
Rodalben, Germany
Death Date
Dec 6, 2014 (92)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
8, 1922
Birthplace
Rodalben, Germany
Death Date
Dec 6, 2014 (92)

About

Known as the Father of Video Games, he invented the home console that led to the explosion of the video-game industry.

Before Fame

He was a designer of signaling equipment for IBM while working as a senior engineer at Loral Electronics in 1951.

Trivia

He was a Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Family Life

He was raised by his Jewish parents in the anti-Semitic environment of Germany in the 1930s. When his family escaped to America, he worked at a factory job that paid twelve dollars a week.

Associated With

He was awarded the National Medal of Technology by George W. Bush in 2006.