Philo Farnsworth

Quick Facts

Date of BirthAugust 19, 1906
Place of BirthBeaver, Utah, U.S.
Date of DeathMarch 11, 1971
Place of DeathHolladay, Utah, U.S.
Employer(s)Philco, Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation, International Telephone and Telegraph
Known forInventor of the first fully electronic television; over 169 United States and foreign patents
SpouseElma “Pem” Gardner (1908–2006)
Children4 sons
Notable RelativesAgnes Ann Farnsworth (sister)
Early Life– Eldest of five children
– Born to Lewis Edwin Farnsworth and Serena Amanda Bastian
– Raised in a small log cabin built by Lewis’ father in Manderfield, near Beaver, Utah
– Moved to a relative’s ranch near Rigby, Idaho in 1918
– Developed an early interest in electronics
– Excelled in chemistry and physics at Rigby High School

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