George Harold

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George Harold was born in North Milwaukee, Wisconsin back in 1908. He attended high school in Portage, Wisconsin. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison receiving his B.S. (1930) an M.S. (1931) and his Ph.D. in 1933. Later that year he joined RCA in Camden, New Jersey.

He stayed with RCA for 39 years retiring in 1972. During his time with RCA he advanced through the ranks to be a member of the board of directors. He was a fellow of the Institute of Radio Engineers and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. He died at his home in Princeton in 1987, after a long illness he was 79.

What you may not know about George Harold Brown is that he led RCA Corporation in the development of a color television, that system is still in use to this day. He and his colleagues developed a method of speeding the production of penicillin using radio-frequency heating. This reduced the cost of production by around 90%. He held more than 80 patents and wrote over 100 technical papers.

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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I knew someone in his group who was also involved in this. Bob Staffin.

Apr 14, 2019 03:36 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray reducing the cost of penicillin by 90% was incredible....and we are all spoiled with color tv....

Apr 14, 2019 04:21 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

The infamous boob tube and just think the screens on our computers as well!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 14, 2019 04:43 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Such a valuable contribution to society. He had a RCA plant in my hometown but when film development went down it closed.

Apr 14, 2019 05:17 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Your reporting on people with creative minds continues to impress. George is yet another! Enjoy your day!

Apr 14, 2019 05:29 AM #5
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 ,

Its amazing that George Harold produced so many contributions to society! Good grief 80 Patents and over a 100 technical papers is a lot!

Apr 14, 2019 06:47 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  James - those who have a single patent are rather amazing to me so having multiple ideas worthy of award is particularly special. 

Apr 14, 2019 06:49 AM #7
faye schubert
Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

Tremendous gifts this man possessed for all of us! 80 patents or more is mind blowing!

Apr 14, 2019 06:49 AM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray,

Probably the most important discovery was speeding up the production of penicillin.  But as a child, I remember that RCA color TV and watching the Wonderful World of Color. Only one family had a color TV and at the time, there were only 2 or 3 shows that were in color. All the kids in the neighborhood sat around the TV on Sunday nights.

Apr 14, 2019 07:38 AM #9
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James, I remember seeing Bonanza as one of the first color show my parents would watch on Sunday nights.

Apr 14, 2019 08:07 AM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Apr 14, 2019 09:25 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Another wonderful post about an individual who contributed so much to so many.  A

Apr 14, 2019 10:20 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - I was interested in electical engineering when I was growing up and know the RCA introduced color TV.

Apr 14, 2019 11:59 AM #13
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

We can admire his contributions daily...

I hope your having a great Sunday James Dray 

Apr 14, 2019 12:08 PM #14
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I enjoyed learning about George Herald and his contributions to society. Thanks James!

Apr 14, 2019 03:10 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- thank goodness for people like George Harold Brown and their creative and sharp minds!!!!

Apr 14, 2019 03:54 PM #16
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What an amazing person who would think he would discover ideas for Medicine and TV as well, pretty contradictory but great, Endre

Apr 15, 2019 12:08 AM #17
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Had to come to cheer a Wisconsn inventor...ah yes Color TV something we take for granted...and enjoy as home entertainment without thing of what it took to make it reality.

Apr 15, 2019 03:08 AM #18
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We were the first family on our block in the 1950s that got a color TV. I still think of it as a miracle.

Apr 15, 2019 05:48 PM #19
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'm surprised I had not heard of this one James Dray 

Apr 15, 2019 05:53 PM #20
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