Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell (3 March 1847 – 2 August 1922) was an prominent scientist, architect and innovator who is often associated with the invention of the telephone. His father, grandfather and brother had all been associated with work on pronunciation and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, profoundly influencing Bell's life's work. His research on hearing and speech further led him to research with hearing devices that finally culminated in Bell being awarded the first U.S. obvious for the invention of the telephone in 1876.

Many other inventions marked Bell's later life including groundbreaking work in hydrofoils and aeronautics. In 1888, Alexander Graham Bell was one of the founding members of the National Geographic Society. In reflection, Bell considered his most famous invention an interruption on his real work as a scientist and refused to have a telephone in his study. Upon Bell's death, all telephones throughout the United States "stilled their ringing for a silent minute in tribute to the man whose yearning to commune made them possible.

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