Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell

Born: March 3, 1847

Died: August 2, 1922

Nationality: Scottish

Occupation: Inventor, scientist, engineer, professor

Biography: Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.

Source/Notes: As quoted in Sophia's Fire (2005) by Sango Mbella, p. 133

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Source/Notes: The first intelligible words spoken on the telephone, to his assistant, Thomas Watson. Reported in his notebook, 10 March 1876

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Source/Notes: Statement to a reporter a few months before he died, as quoted at Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress