Almon Brown Strowger

1839 - 1902

Almon Brown Strowger

Almon Brown Strowger (February 11, 1839 – May 26, 1902) was an American inventor who gave his name to the Strowger switch, an electromechanical telephone exchange technology that his invention and patent inspired. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Almon Brown Strowger has received more than 475,843 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 312th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Almon Brown Strowger ranks 312 out of 323Before him are Henry J. Kaiser, Peter Cooper, Robert S. Langer, Bill Atkinson, Robert Metcalfe, and Richard Pearse. After him are Roger C. Field, Dean Kamen, Marc Andreessen, Elizabeth Holmes, Stanford R. Ovshinsky, and Arunachalam Muruganantham.

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Among people born in 1839, Almon Brown Strowger ranks 67Before him are Tage Reedtz-Thott, Ignacio Andrade, John Aitken, Ivan Kuratov, John Ballance, and Redvers Buller. After him is Frances Willard. Among people deceased in 1902, Almon Brown Strowger ranks 58Before him are Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, Gleb Uspensky, Enrique Gaspar y Rimbau, Johannes Wislicenus, Frank Norris, and Walter Reed.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Almon Brown Strowger ranks 8,125 out of 12,171Before him are Sherry Stringfield (1967), Elisabeth Harnois (1979), James L. Jones (1943), Deborah Ann Woll (1985), Dave Weckl (1960), and Rachael Leigh Cook (1979). After him are Joel Gretsch (1963), Bobby Bare (1935), Patrick Leonard (1956), Dick Clark (1929), Brook Benton (null), and Heather Morris (1987).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Almon Brown Strowger ranks 80Before him are Walter Frederick Morrison (1920), Harold Eugene Edgerton (1903), Henry J. Kaiser (1882), Peter Cooper (1791), Robert S. Langer (1948), and Robert Metcalfe (1946). After him are Dean Kamen (1951), Marc Andreessen (1971), Stanford R. Ovshinsky (1922), Tony Fadell (1969), George Hotz (1989), and Jack Andraka (1997).