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Harvey Fletcher

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Eugene Fletcher, Sr. and Elizabeth Miller Fletcher
Husband of Karen Lorena Fletcher and Bessie Fern Fletcher
Father of James C. Fletcher
Brother of Calvin Fletcher; Milton Paul Fletcher and Charles Eugene Fletcher, Jr.

Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About Harvey Fletcher

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Harvey Fletcher (September 11, 1884 – July 23, 1981) was an American physicist. Known as the "father of stereophonic sound" he is credited with the invention of the audiometer and hearing aid. He is remembered as a trail-blazing investigator into the nature of speech and hearing, and for his numerous contributions in acoustics, electrical engineering, speech, medicine, music, atomic physics, sound pictures, and education..."

"...Fletcher was born in Provo, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1904. He enrolled at Brigham Young University (BYU) and graduated in 1907 with a bachelor's degree. As a graduate student at the University of Chicago, his dissertation research was on methods to determine the charge of an electron..."

"...As Director of Research at Bell Labs, he oversaw research in electrical sound recording, including more than 100 stereo recordings with conductor Leopold Stokowski in 1931-2.

Much of his research is considered to be authoritative, and his books, Speech and Hearing and Speech and Hearing in Communication, are landmark treatises on the subject..."

"...In 2010, Fletcher was honored by BYU as the Founding Dean of the BYU College of Engineering (now the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology).

He died on July 23, 1981, after a stroke..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Harvey Fletcher', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 6 October 2011, 04:02 UTC, <> [accessed 5 December 2011]

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Harvey Fletcher's Timeline

September 11, 1884
Age 34
July 23, 1981
Age 96
July 27, 1981
Age 96