Benjamin Abrams

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Benjamin Abrams
BornAugust 18, 1893
Dorohoi, Romania
DiedJune 23, 1967(1967-06-23) (aged 73)

Benjamin Abrams (August 18, 1893 – June 23, 1967)[1] was a Romanian-born American businessman and a founder of Emerson Radio & Phonograph Corporation after his purchase of Emerson Records in 1922.[2] Along with his brothers he invented a number of devices that are commonplace today, among them midget transistor radios, self-powered radios, and clock radios.[3]

He was born in Dorohoi, Romania and emigrated with his parents to the United States when he was 12.[4]

Abrams was a Freemason. He was a member of Farragut Lodge No 976 in New York.[5]


  1. ^ Biography at
  2. ^ "Emerson Radio Shifts Its Management Team (Published 1964)". The New York Times. 1964-03-27. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  3. ^ Biography Archived January 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine at Consumer Electronics Association website
  4. ^ Marjorie Dent Candee, Current Biography yearbook, Volume 15, Page 3 (H. W. Wilson Company), 1954
  5. ^ Denslow, William R. 10,000 Famous Freemasons, Vol. I, A-D.

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