During the 1920s and '30s, Major General George Owen Squier was one of the most famous men in America and abroad, as a scientist, soldier, military strategist, electrical communications expert and inventor, aeronautical pioneer, diplomat, and philanthropist. He rose from humble beginnings in Michigan to the position of Chief Signal Officer of the United States Army. He led the effort in World War I to equip the United States and its allies with American-made airplanes and engines, an effort which started slowly but at the time of the Armistice was rapidly coming to fruition. He also equipped American forces with modern communications, the first belligerent in the war to do so. As an inventor he is not well known today compared to his contemporaries Alexander Graham Bell and the Wright Brothers, who respected his intellect and originality. Yet his inventions in communications technology are fundamental to today's telephone system and were the technical basis for the company he founded, Muzak. Despite his many achievements no biography of George Squier has, before now, been published.U.S. Army Major General, Inventor, Aviation Pioneer, Founder of Muzak Paul W. Clark, Laurence A. Lyons ... Telegraph systems were long capable ofmultiplex operation. Squier accomplished the same feat for voice conversations by directing radio frequencies along telephone wires and detecting them at the receiving endanbsp;...
|Title||:||George Owen Squier|
|Author||:||Paul W. Clark, Laurence A. Lyons|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2014-05-27|