De Forest Lee
De For·est(dĭ fôr′ĭst, fŏr′-), Lee 1873-1961.
American electrical engineer who patented the triode electron tube (1907) that made possible the amplification and detection of radio waves. He originated radio news broadcasts in 1916.
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