John Ambrose Fleming

John Ambrose FlemingSir John Ambrose Fleming (1849 -1945) could well be recognized as the father of modern electronics, devis­ing the first true electron tube. He studied under Maxwell at Cambridge and worked as a consultant for Thomas Edison and also for Marconi. He served for over 40 years as Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of London, receiving many honors for his contributions in electronics, radio, and television.

In addition, he was an active Christian apologist, son of a Congregational minister. He served for a time as presi­dent of the Victoria Institute and wrote at least one major book against evolution. He was also a founder and the first president of the Evolution Protest Movement.

Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.

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