Edwin H Armstrong Facts & Quotes

Salient facts about the life of Edwin Howard Armstrong and the development and inventions he made togetther with some interesting quotes.

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Edwin H Armstrong was a major pioneer and inventor and developer in the field of radio communications.

He pioneered various forms of radio, as well as discovering the fact that frequency modulation could provide many advantages for radio communications, especially in the field of broadcasting.

In view of his profile, there are many facts about Edwin H Armstrong, and a number of quotes that have been captured.

Edwin Armstrong facts

A summary of some of the chief facts about the life of Edwin Armstrong:

Key Edwin Armstrong Facts
Fact Details
Birth date 18 December 1890
Birth place New York
Father John Armstrong who was an executive with Oxford University Press
Mother Emily Armstrong, nee Smith, a teacher
Wife Marion MacInnis
Death 31 January 1954
Committed suicide by jumping from his apartment window in New York
Number of patents 42
Employment Professor at Columbia University
Major developments Regenerative radio
Superheterodyne radio
Super-regenerative radio
Frequency modulation as a mode for radio communications & broadcast
Awards and honours Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (1919)
Added to ITU list of electrical pioneers
Inducted to Consumer Electronics Hall of fame (2000)
US postage stamp issued in his honour (1983)
Franklin Medal (1941)
US Medal of Merit

Edwin Armstrong quotes

There are a number of Edwin Armstrong quotes that have been captured and make interesting reading;

  • It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world. It's the things people know that ain't so.
  • I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics.
  • Men substitute words for realities and then talk about the words.

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