1888John Hays Hammond Jr., inventor, (1888-1965)People and Communities, Notable People

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John Hays Hammond Jr. was known as the “Father of Radio Control.” Born in San Francisco, Hammond moved with his family to South Africa, where his father was a mining engineer, and England. John Hays Hammond Jr. attended Yale University, where he became interested in the field of radio waves. After graduation, he worked for the U.S. Patent Office before leaving and starting the Hammond Radio Research Laboratory in Gloucester. Over the course of his life, he was awarded over 400 patents. He is well-known in Gloucester for the construction of his medieval-style home, now known as the Hammond Castle Museum.

Hammond Castle Museum. “About John Hays Hammond, Jr.” https://www.hammondcastle.org/about/john-hays-hammond-jr/.
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