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Ralph H Baer : Who Is He ?

Ralph H. Baer, The Pioneer of Interactive Video Games

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Ralph H Baer : Contributor of Video Games and Consoles Industry


Born: March 8, 1922
Occupation: Inventor
Spouse: Dena Whinston (m.1952) (d.2006)
Children : James, Mark, Nancy

Ralph H. Baer (born March 8, 1922) is a German-born American inventor, noted for his many contributions to games and the video game industry.

President George W. Bush presents a National Medal of Technology, Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 to Ralph H Baer of Manchester, N.H., during ceremonies in the East Room of the White House. Baer was honored for his groundbreaking and pioneering creation, development and commercialization of interactive video games.

At a young age, Baer was kicked out of school because he was Jewish and had to go to a Jewish school. His father worked in a shoe factory at the time. Two months before Kristallnacht, his family escaped from Germany with him. In America he was self-taught and worked in a factory for a weekly wage of twelve dollars.

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