George Sweigert

Inventor

1920 – 1999

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Who was George Sweigert?

George H. Sweigert is widely credited as the first inventor to hold a patent for the invention of the cordless telephone. Google Patents link.

Born in Akron, Ohio, Sweigert served five years in the US Army as a radio operator in World War II in Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Fiji and New Georgia. Following the war, Sweigert attended Bowling Green State University near Toledo, Ohio.

Sweigert credited his military service for invention of the radio telephone, citing experimentation with various antennas, signal frequencies, and types of radios.

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Born
Feb 2, 1920
Akron
Religion
  • Deism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Feb 23, 1999
Fort Wayne

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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