Famous American Electrical Engineers

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 1 Satya Nadella

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Famous As: Chairman & CEO of Microsoft
Birthdate: August 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hyderabad

Satya Nadella is an Indian-American business executive, currently serving as the chief executive officer of Microsoft. Since he became CEO, the company has seen a 27% annual growth rate. Born in India to a Telugu-speaking family, Nadella serves as an inspiration to millions of Indians who nurse 'The American Dream'.

 2 William Edwards Deming

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Famous As: Statistician, Electrical Engineer
Birthdate: October 14, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sioux City
Died: December 20, 1993

Born to a lawyer, William Edwards Deming grew up to become a renowned mathematical physicist and later taught statistics at the New York University. His research focused on the application of statistical methods to improve quality control in various industries. His ideas were later widely used by Japanese corporates.

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 3 Ginni Rometty

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Famous As: Businesswomen
Birthdate: July 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

 4 Edwin Howard Armstrong

Edwin Howard Armstrong
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Famous As: Electrical engineer
Birthdate: December 18, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chelsea, New York, United States
Died: February 1, 1954

 5 Charles F. Kettering

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Famous As: Inventor, Engineer & Businessman
Birthdate: August 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Loudonville, Ohio
Died: November 25, 1958

 6 Ivan A. Getting

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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: January 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: October 11, 2003

 7 Harold Stephen Black

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Famous As: Electrical Engineer
Birthdate: April 14, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 11, 1983
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 8 W. Edwards Deming

W. Edwards Deming
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: October 14, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sioux City
Died: December 20, 1993

 9 Loni Love

Loni Love
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

 10 Amar Bose

Amar Bose
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Famous As: Electrical Engineer and Sound Engineer
Birthdate: November 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Died: July 12, 2013

 11 Judith Resnik

Judith Resnik
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: April 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: January 28, 1986

 12 Martin Eberhard

Martin Eberhard
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

 13 Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang
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Famous As: Co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.
Birthdate: November 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taipei

 14 Ellen Ochoa

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: May 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 15 Thomas Massie

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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: January 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States

Conservative libertarian Republican Thomas Massie is the US Representative from Kentucky's 4th district. Born to a beer distributor, he studied mechanical engineering at MIT and also co-owned a start-up. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he earned Donald Trump’s ire when he opposed a stimulus package to boost the American economy.

 16 John Bardeen

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Famous As: Nobel Laureate in Physics
Birthdate: May 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died: January 30, 1991

 17 Douglas Engelbart

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: July 2, 2013

 18 Ray Tomlinson

Ray Tomlinson
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Famous As: Inventor of the First Email System
Birthdate: April 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, New York, U.S.
Died: March 5, 2016

 19 Bruce McCandless II

Bruce McCandless II
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Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: June 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 21, 2017

 20 Jack Kilby

Jack Kilby
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Famous As: Inventor of integrated circuit
Birthdate: November 8, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jefferson City
Died: June 20, 2005

 21 Will Packer

Will Packer
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: April 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida

 22 Granville Woods

Granville Woods
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: April 23, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: January 30, 1910

Granville Woods was 10 when he began working at a machine shop, while continuing his studies at a night school. He grew up to become a steam locomotive engineer and earned the nickname the Black Edison for his countless inventions, most of which were related to electrical systems for railways.

 23 Seymour Cray

Seymour Cray
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Famous As: Engineer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: September 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chippewa Falls
Died: October 5, 1996

 24 Harry Nyquist

Harry Nyquist
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Famous As: Physicist, Computer scientist, Engineer, Statistician, Mathematician
Birthdate: February 7, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kil Municipality
Died: April 4, 1976

 25 Steven Sasson

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: July 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn

 26 J. Presper Eckert

J. Presper Eckert
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Famous As: Electrical engineer
Birthdate: April 9, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 3, 1995

 27 Frederick Emmons Terman

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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: June 7, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: English, Indiana, United States
Died: December 19, 1982

 28 Nick Holonyak

Nick Holonyak
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: November 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zeigler, Illinois, United States

 29 Madman Muntz

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Famous As: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Electrical engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: January 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Elgin
Died: June 21, 1987

 30 Frank J. Sprague

Frank J. Sprague
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: July 25, 1857
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milford
Died: October 25, 1934

 31 C. L. Max Nikias

C. L. Max Nikias
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: September 30, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cyprus

 32 Charles F. Brush

Charles F. Brush
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: March 17, 1849
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Euclid, Ohio, United States
Died: June 15, 1929

 33 Arthur Nielsen

Arthur Nielsen
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Famous As: Market-research executive
Birthdate: September 5, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: June 1, 1980

 34 Edith Clarke

Edith Clarke
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Famous As: Electrical Engineer
Birthdate: February 10, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Howard County
Died: October 29, 1959

 35 Robert H. Dennard

Robert H. Dennard
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Famous As: Electrical Engineer
Birthdate: September 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Terrell, Texas, United States

 36 Solomon W. Golomb

Solomon W. Golomb
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: May 30, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: May 1, 2016

 37 William D. Coolidge

William D. Coolidge
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: October 23, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hudson, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 3, 1975

 38 Robert Michael White

Robert Michael White
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Famous As: Electrical Engineer
Birthdate: July 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 17, 2010

 39 Frank Conrad

Frank Conrad
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: May 4, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 10, 1941

 40 Marcian Hoff

Marcian Hoff
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Famous As: Engineer, Inventor, Computer scientist
Birthdate: October 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rochester

 41 Max Mathews

Max Mathews
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Famous As: Musical Artist
Birthdate: November 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nebraska, United States
Died: April 21, 2011

 42 Henry Earl Singleton

Henry Earl Singleton
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Famous As: Electrical Engineer
Birthdate: November 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Haslet, Texas, United States
Died: August 31, 1999

 43 Peter Cooper Hewitt

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Famous As: Electrical Engineer
Birthdate: May 5, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 25, 1921

 44 Edwin James Houston

Edwin James Houston
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Famous As: Electrical engineer
Birthdate: July 9, 1847
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Died: March 1, 1914

 45 Lloyd Groff Copeman

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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: December 28, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hadley, Michigan, United States
Died: July 5, 1956

 46 David Crosthwait

David Nelson Crosthwait Jr.
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: May 27, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: February 25, 1976

Ventilation, heating system, and air conditioning pioneer David Crosthwait was one of the first African-American men to excel in science. Throughout his illustrious career, he managed to gain 80 international patents. He later taught at Purdue University and was presented with an honorary doctorate by the same university.

 47 Wallace H. Coulter

Wallace H. Coulter
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: February 17, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Died: August 7, 1998

 48 Harold Rosen

Harold Rosen
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: March 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: January 30, 2017

 49 Arthur E. Kennelly

Arthur E. Kennelly
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Famous As: Electrical engineer
Birthdate: December 17, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Colaba, India
Died: June 18, 1939

 50 Albert H. Taylor

Albert H. Taylor
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Famous As: Electrical Engineer
Birthdate: January 1, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 11, 1961