Roger Lee

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Roger Lee was born in Craftsbury, Vermont back in 1921 to Frank and Della. Graduating from Middlebury College in 1943, he joined the Naval Research Laboratory the same year. He retired in 1980 after 37 years.

Now you may be asking yourself what did he do while working for the Navy, well sit back and joy, cause here we go. In 1955, he co-wrote the Naval Laboratory’s Project Vanguard proposal. It involved a U.S. satellite to determine a satellites position. In `959, he developed the Naval Space Surveillance System becoming the first system to detect and track all types of Earth-moving objects, going through the 33rd parallel which covers the U.S. from coast to coast.

However, it was his work during the 1960’s-1970’s that will forever put him in the history books. For Roger Lee Easton, Sr. was the principal inventor and designer of the Global Positions System what we all know and use every day, our current GPS.   Until tomorrow I bid you happy smiles, show those pearly whites and pass it on.

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Roger made us all navigators and we don't have to ask directions. Enjoy your day!

Mar 14, 2018 04:29 AM #1
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hi there James-very smart man. This invention sure changed the world in a good way! 

Mar 14, 2018 04:46 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

These days we can't imagine living without GPS... such an important part of our lives, James. And I'll bet none of us ever gave much thought to how it came about until today.

Mar 14, 2018 04:46 AM #3
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good morning James Dray 

Thank you for sharing your information with us

Have a great day. 

Mar 14, 2018 05:05 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. This is incredible and so very interesting as well.

Mar 14, 2018 05:22 AM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I thank him a lot.

Beats getting out of the truck and looking for the moss on a cloudy day!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 14, 2018 06:11 AM #6
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray,

Wow..Roger Lee changed the world with his invention of the global positions system. Sure has made our life easier to navigate!

Mar 14, 2018 06:13 AM #7
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good mornng, James Dray wow....what a score made by Roger Lee....he's touched everyone's life who leaves their home!!!

Mar 14, 2018 06:31 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Well, schucks, I forgot to ask you where you get all of this information from, haha.  It was very nice speaking with you earlier this morning!

Mar 14, 2018 07:40 AM #9
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow GPS, where would most of us be without it.  What took so long to get it on our cars?


Mar 14, 2018 07:48 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - I really owe him a big thanks.  I don't know what I would do without my GPS.

Mar 14, 2018 11:42 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


That was a worthy invention.  We use the one of our phone all the time, and we have one that came with the new car..A

Mar 14, 2018 11:57 AM #12
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

I did actually know some about this man. I have been impressed by his work for a while now. And I am very glad the GPS exists. Thank you for sharing. 

Mar 14, 2018 02:25 PM #13
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Thank you very much, Roger Lee Easton, Sr.    What a wonderful gift you gave all of us.  

Mar 14, 2018 06:40 PM #14
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

James Dray I have a new hero and his name is Roger Lee Easton, Sr.  I was blessed with many abilities, but a sense of direction was not one of them.  GPS is one of the best inventions ever!

Mar 14, 2018 07:18 PM #15
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Wow, you found the father of the GPS system that we depend on every day now James Dray 

Mar 15, 2018 07:34 AM #16
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi James Dray ,
Roger Lee is definitely one of my heroes.  The GPS has improved life in so many ways.

Mar 15, 2018 07:45 AM #17
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's a great story, James. I cannot imagine being without my GPS, a big help to me ever since moving to California in 2005!


Mar 15, 2018 01:49 PM #18
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