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3 Persons in the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame:

Edwin Armstrong

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Howard Armstrong
Also Known As:
Edwin H. Armstrong
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Prolific inventor of radio technology, including the wide-band FM radio. Also a new form of radar based on FM. Suicide by jumping from his 13th floor apartment to a 3rd floor balcony after an altercation with his wife. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame 1998.

Les Paul

Real/Birth Name:
Lester William Polsfuss
Also Known As:
Lester Polfuss
Rhubarb Red
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Mary Ford by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed guitarist. Responsible for electric guitar sound and popularity of the Les Paul Gibson guitar. Invented multi-track recording. Songs How High the Moon, Vaya Con Dios, Mockingbird Hill, Bye Bye, Blues, I'm Sitting on Top of the World. Band The Les Paul Trio. Often recorded with his wife, Mary Ford. Songs Vaya Con Dios, How High the Moon. Duo Les Paul and Mary Ford. Grammy Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988. National Inventors Hall of Fame. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. Guitar Center RockWalk 1988. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. National Medal of Arts 2007. New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame 1996. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2006. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Music City Walk of Fame 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1541 Vine Street for involvement with group group: Les Paul and Mary Ford for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Thomas A. Edison

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Alva Edison
Nickname(s):
The Wizard of Menlo Park
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented moving pictures (movies) - the first, in 1903, was The Great Train Robbery. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. French Legion of Honor 1881. Congressional Gold Medal 1928. Entrepreneur Walk of Fame 2011. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1975. New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame 1989. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. Automotive Hall of Fame 1969. Albert Medal 1892. Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6700 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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