Ginsburg, Charles P.

Ginsburg, Charles P.

(1920–92) electrical engineer, inventor. He worked for a radio station after graduating from San Jose State University in 1948. In the early 1950s, as a researcher for the Ampex Corporation, he led the team that invented the modern videotape recorder, first used by a television network in 1956. He was vice-president for advance development at Ampex from 1975 until his retirement in 1986.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.