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David Sarnoff:

The Child is Father to the Man

Horatio Alger Comes to Life

Luck Favors the Prepared Mind

Hard Times

The Making of the General

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Imagining the Future

David Sarnoff: Timeline

1919-1929: Luck Favors the Prepared Mind

1919: General Electric Company (GE) buys American arm of Marconi company and incorporates its assets as Radio Corporation of America (RCA). David Sarnoff retains post as commercial manager.

January 1920: Sends memo to GE superiors on present and prospective business for RCA, including broadcasting.

April 29, 1921: Promoted to general manager of RCA.

January 8, 1921: Becomes father of Edward Sarnoff.

1922: Promoted to vice president and general manager.

December 11, 1924: Appointed lieutenant colonel, United States Army reserve.

February 23, 1927: Becomes father of Thomas W. Sarnoff.

January 1, 1929: Promoted to executive vice president.

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1930-1941: Hard Times

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