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Alexander Graham Bell


Scientist, innovator, and inventor known for patenting the initial practical phone. He also got groundbreaking function in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils, and aeronautics and offered as the next president from the Country wide Geographic Culture. He developed a dehusking machine to greatly help his closest friend with his function. He refused to possess his ideal invention in his research, as he regarded it a sidetrack from his genuine function, which was assisting the deaf. He wedded Mabel Hubbard on July 11, 1877. He and Mabel got four kids: Robert, Elsie, Marian and Edward. He was an eminent scientist and inventor, like Thomas Edison.

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Full Name Alexander Graham Bell
Date Of Birth March 3, 1847
Died August 2, 1922, Beinn Bhreagh
Place Of Birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Profession Inventor
Education University College London, University of Edinburgh, Weston House Academy, Royal High School, Edinburgh
Nationality American, Canadian, British, Scottish
Spouse Mabel Gardiner Hubbard
Children Elsie Bell, Marian Hubbard Bell, Robert Bell, Edward Bell
Parents Alexander Melville Bell, Eliza Grace Symonds
Siblings Edward Charles Bell, Melville James Bell
Awards Albert Medal, IEEE Edison Medal, Elliott Cresson Medal, Hughes Medal, John Fritz Medal
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1 Inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame in 1974.
2 Biography in: "Leaders of the Information Age", edited by David Weil. Pages 49-52, "Alexander Graham Bell" by Christopher Mari. Bronx, New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 2004.
3 Became an American citizen in 1882.
4 Formed the Aerial Experiment Association with Glenn Curtiss.
5 Professor of Vocal Physiology and Elocution at Boston University's School of Oratory.
6 Adopted the middle name Graham out of admiration for Alexander Graham, a family friend.
7 Credited with the invention of the telephone. Formed AT&T on March 3, 1885.



Animated Weekly, No. 12 1916 Documentary short Himself

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Biography 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Football on Your Phone: Manning Brothers Music Video 2013 Video short Himself
UFO Files 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Greatest Canadian 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Modern Marvels 1999-2000 TV Series documentary Himself

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1 When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the open which has opened for us.

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