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Charles Paulson Ginsburg (1920 - 1992)

Charles Paulson Ginsburg
Born in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United Statesmap
Brother of [private sister (1910s - unknown)]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United Statesmap
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Charles Ginsburg is Notable.


Charles Ginsburg invented and pioneered the development of video magnetic tape recording for instant playback. He was known as the "father of the video cassette recorder". In 1957 Ginsburg won an Emmy for his outstanding contribution of the VTR or Video Tape Recorder.


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  • "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 March 2016), Charles P Ginsburg, 27 Jul 1920; citing San Francisco, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 March 2016), Charles Ginsberg in household of Oscar W Ginsberg, Assembly District 28, San Francisco, San Francisco City, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 38-565, sheet 8B, family 220, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 321.

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