Paul Vincent Galvin (1895 - 1959)

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Nicknames: "co-founder of Motorola"
Birthplace: Harvard, Illinois
Death: Died
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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About Paul Vincent Galvin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Galvin_(businessman)

Paul Vincent Galvin (June 27, 1895 – November 5, 1959) was one of the two founders of telecommunications company Motorola. Founded as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation on September 25, 1928, Motorola is now a leader in communications equipment. Galvin invented the first car stereo, which provided the cornerstone of Motorola's early business.

Biography

Galvin was born in Harvard, Illinois. He served as an artillery officer during World War I. Later, Galvin attended Illinois Institute of Technology. During college, Galvin was an active member of the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. He lived briefly in Marshfield, Wisconsin. His son, Bob Galvin, directed the creation of the Six Sigma quality system when he was running the company.

Other

The school library on the Illinois Institute of Technology's main campus is named after Galvin.

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Paul Vincent Galvin's Timeline

1895
1895
Harvard, Illinois
1922
1922
Age 27
1959
1959
Age 64
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