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Lee De Forest

Classic Essays

WE HAVE in these pages discussed the tragic life stories of two great White inventors, N. B. Stubblefield and Lee De Forest. The former came to grief at the hands of Wall Street stock swindlers. The latter was bilked out of a fortune by David Sarnoff’s Radio Corporation of America. Equally disheartening…
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Classic Essays

LEE DE FOREST (pictured) was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. His father was a minister, his mother the leader of the church choir. He disappointed his parents by becoming an agnostic and a scientist instead of a man of God. But few others were disappointed. De Forest was one of history’s greatest…
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