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Thomas Edison

An American businessman and inventor. He is especially known for inventing the light bulb, but he also created the phonograph, which laid the foundation for much of modern telecommunications. He founded General Electric. Edison lived from 1847 to 1931.
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We are honored to receive the 2009 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award," said Sabinsa founder Muhammed Majeed.
patents to his credit, Thomas Alva Edison carved out a niche for himself as one of the truly prodigious and iconic figures in the annals of science and technology.
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THE telephone was invented by Edinburgh-born scientist Alexander Graham Bell, not Thomas Alva Edison (Page 39, August 2).