Born in Beaver, Utah, on August 19, 1906, Philo T. Farnsworth was a talented scientist and inventor from a young age
In 1938, he unveiled a prototype of the first all-electric television, and went on to lead research in nuclear fusion
Despite his continued scientific success, Farnsworth was dogged by lawsuits and died, in debt, in Salt Lake City on March 11, 1971.
Inventor Philo Taylor Farnsworth was born on August 19, 1906, in Beaver, Utah.
He was born in a log cabin constructed by his grandfather, a Mormon pioneer
Farnsworth continued his studies at Brigham Young University, where he matriculated in 1922
He was forced to drop out following the death of his father two years later
His plans and experiments continued nonetheless
By 1926, he was able to raise the funds to continue his scientific work and move to San Francisco with his new wife, Elma "Pem" Gardner Farnsworth
The following year, he unveiled his all-electronic television prototype—the first of its kind—made possible by a video camera tube or "image dissector