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Ernst Frederic Werner Alexandersson

Date & Place Of Birth
January 25th, 1878, Uppsala, Sweden (1)

Known Domiciles
Stockholm, Berlin, New Jersey, Shenectady, NY (1)

Known Occupations
Manager, Radio Engineering Department, General Electric (1918) (1)
Chief Engineer at RCA (1919) (1)
Consultant, General Engineering and Consulting Laboratory, General Electric (1945) (1)

Immediate Family
Parents: Aron Martin Alexandersson, Amelie Charlotta Margareta von Heidenstam (2)
Spouse: Married three times, third wife Thyra (2)
Children: (3)

Date Of Death
May 14th, 1975

Ernst Frederic Werner was the inventor of the Alexandersson Alternator from which the world's first voice and music broadcast was made in 1906. In 1925 he sent the first wireless radio telegraph picture to be transmitted across the Atlantic and in 1926 sent the first facsimile around the world. In 1927 he staged the first home reception of television at his home in Schenectady. The recipient of 344 patents, he was also President of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Uppsala (1938), and the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (1948). Joining many von Heidenstam family members, he became a Knight of the Order of the Northern Star (1925) and after his death was inducted into the American National Inventors Hall of Fame and as recently as 2002 inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame.
Ernst Frederic Werner Alexandersson
Ernst Frederic Werner Alexandersson
Ernst Frederic Werner in 1910
In 1935