David Sarnoff MADALYN HEIL

Biography/Early life

Early life...

  • Born, February 21,1891
  • He emigrated with his family to the United States in 1900.
  • Sarnoff quit his job as an office boy with the Commercial Cable Co. when he was refused time off to observe Rosh Hashanah.
  • In 1906, he was hired by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co.
  • He rose to become of the head of the firm through determination and hard work.
  • One of his posts was at the Wanamaker Department Store in New York City, where he and other Marconi operators followed radio traffic to determine the fate of the Titanic.
  • He would later circulate the story that he was the first operator to actually receive a Titanic S.O.S. signal via wireless.
  • David Sarnoff died December 12,197.

character traits:

  • Smart
  • Outgoing
  • Creative

Famous quote

"We can not banish danger, but we can banish fear. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death"

Interesting facts!

  • He was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in, 2013 for his services to inter prize.
  • By 1921 Sarnoff was general manager of RCA and had revived an earlier idea to send music over the air.
  • In 1955, Sarnoff received The Hundred Year Association of New York's Gold Medal Award "in recognition of outstanding contributions to the City of New York."
  • The David Sarnoff Library is a library dedicated to Sarnoff's work and achievements.

Impacted on my life :

David Sarnoff is an impacted on my life because, he was a very independent person, and he didn't let anyone stop him from doing what he wanted. He was a very creative person and every outgoing. He is every successful and was a hard working person.


  • "David Sarnoff." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2016
  • "Biography." IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2016.

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