Philo T. Farnsworth

American inventor

Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971) was an American inventor. He was from Beaver, Utah and grew up in Idaho. He was a Mormon and went to college at Brigham Young University.

The inventor Philo T. Farnsworth sitting in a chair
Philo T. Farnsworth

He is one of several people who can claim to have invented television. He invented the picture tube and built the first all-electric TV set. He had built his first prototype in 1927, and presented it in 1928. For the next few years, Farnsworth fought a battle with RCA over his patents. By 1936, he was filming television programs. He did a lot of research in nuclear fusion. He also invented the modern method of air-traffic control.

A statue of Farnsworth represents Utah in the United States Capitol.[1]

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  1. "The National Statuary Hall Collection". Architect of the Capitol.