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Charles Paulson Ginsburg (1920 - 1992)

Charles Paulson Ginsburg
Born in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United Statesmap
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Brother of [private sister (1910s - unknown)]
Husband of — married 3 Nov 1962 in Monterey, California, United Statesmap
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Died at age 71 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United Statesmap
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Charles Paulson Ginsburg, son of Oscar Ginsburg and Belle Lesser, was born on 27 July 1920 in San Francisco, California, United States.[1][2][3][4][5] He married Edna Perkins.[6]

The “father of the video cassette recorder,” Charles invented and pioneered the development of video magnetic tape recording for instant playback.[7][8][9] The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded him an Emmy in 1957.[7]

He died on 9 April 1992 in Eugene, Oregon, United States.[5][10][11]


  1. "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Charles P Ginsburg, 27 Jul 1920; citing San Francisco, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  2. Marc, David. "Ginsburg, Charles Paulson." American National Biography. Accessed 16 Aug 2020.
  3. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 August 2020), Charles Ginsberg in household of Oscar W Ginsberg, San Francisco (Districts 1-250), San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 234, sheet 8B, line 83, family 213, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 203; FHL microfilm 2,339,938.
  4. "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.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 22 July 2020), P Ginsburg, 09 Apr 1992; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  6. "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Charles P Ginsberg and Edna G Perkins, 03 Nov 1962; from "California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2007); citing Monterey, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.
  7. 7.0 7.1 National Research Council. Memorial Tributes: National Academy of Engineering, Volume 7. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1994. pages 85-89
  8. "Charles Ginsburg". Consumer Electronics Association. 2000. Archived from the original on 2007-07-09. Accessed 16 Aug 2020.
  9. Lemelson–MIT contributors. "Charles Ginsburg." Lemelson–MIT. Accessed 16 Aug 2020.
  10. "Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 December 2014), Charles Pauson Ginsburg, 09 Apr 1992; from "Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2000); citing Lane, Oregon, certificate number 92-07240, Oregon State Archives and Records Center, Salem.
  11. "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 August 2020), Charles Ginsburg, Illinois, United States, 19 Apr 1992; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, ( : 2014); citing Chicago Tribune, born-digital text.

See also:

  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 16 August 2020), memorial page for Charles Pauson Ginsburg (27 Jul 1920–9 Apr 1992), Find A Grave: Memorial #40248210; Maintained by Librarian Jessie (contributor 46964858) Unknown.
  • Saxon, Wolfgang (April 17, 1992). "Charles P. Ginsburg, 71, Leader In Developing Video Recording". The New York Times. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  • Wikidata: Item Q1064545 help.gif
  • Wikipedia: Charles_Ginsburg

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