Sir William Preece, business man with a connection to Wales (Caernarfon)
Sir William PreeceWilliam Henry Preece was an electrical engineer who was a major figure in the development and introduction of wireless telegraphy and the telephone in Great Britain.
Connection: Born Feb 15 1834 in Bryn Helen, Caernarfon died Nov 6 1913 Penrhos, Caernarfon.
He pioneererd the first railroad signaling system that increased railway safety also was his encouragement of Guglielmo Marconi by obtaining assistance in furthering Marconi's work. Preece introduced the first telephones, patented by Alexander Graham Bell , he was knighted in 1899.
I think he was a real cool man and a great scientist!
He was a great researcher in the field of telegaphy