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Paul Vincent Galvin

Also Known As: "co-founder of Motorola"
Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Harvard, Illinois
Death: 1959 (64)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Charles Galvin and Alice E. Galvin
Husband of Virginia Galvin and Lillian Galvin
Father of Bob Galvin
Brother of Joseph E Galvin

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About Paul Vincent Galvin

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.


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.


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

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Harvard, Illinois
Age 27
Age 64