Bernard Marshall Gordon

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1927 –

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Who is Bernard Marshall Gordon?

Bernard Marshall Gordon, American inventor and philanthropist, is generally called "Bernie" rather than "Mr. Gordon" by associates and subordinates. Born not long before the stock market crash of 1929 to an ordinary working family in Springfield, Massachusetts, Bernie worked part-time in a radio shop to help support the family.

Later he headed an electronics empire built by himself and hand-picked associates and was known as "the father of high-speed solid-state analog-to-digital conversion." His name is on over 200 patents, many of which are shared with associates at Analogic Inc., the main company founded by Bernie. It is safe to say that he typifies and values what some have called the yankee spirit of innovation. At Analogic he surrounded himself with inventors, specifically rewarding creativity more than any other trait. Regarding his innovativeness, he said:

"I enjoy what I do."

Still later in life, Bernie gave all his company shares to the Bernard M. Gordon Charitable Remainder UniTrust, which sells the shares and gives away the money. When it runs dry it will have disbursed about 300 million, mainly to institutions. Concerning this action, Bernie said:

"I established the trust because as I got old, I wanted to live long enough to see some of this money given away to good causes."

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Born
1927
Massachusetts
Also known as
  • Bernard M Gordon
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Tufts University
Employment
  • Analogic Corporation

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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