Hammond, John Hays

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Hammond, John Hays Gender: M
born on 13 April 1888 at 04:15 (= 04:15 AM )
Place San Francisco, California, 37n47, 122w25
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°59' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 17°12 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 19°17'

John Hays Hammond


American inventor known as "The Father of Radio Control" and son of mining engineer John Hays Hammond, Sr.

At the age of twelve he met Edison, the boy asked so many questions that the inventor gave him a personal tour of the complex and assumed the role of mentor. The two would remain in contact for the rest of Edison’s life. While studying at the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University, Hammond became interested in the new study of radio waves and he was taken under the wing of Alexander Graham Bell. Bell also became his mentor and the two would remain close friends until Bell’s death.

After he became an authority on the patent process, he founded the Hammond Radio Research Laboratory on his father’s estate inGloucester, Massachusetts. In total, he is credited with more than 800 foreign and domestic patents on more than 400 inventions (the exact number of inventions is vague due to how credit was listed on the forms) mostly in the fields of radio control and naval weaponry.

He died 12 February 1965.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) mentor relationship with Edison, Thomas (born 11 February 1847)

Source Notes

Taeger quotes Jones


  • Vocation : Engineer : Electrical
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (The Father of Radio Control)