Ralph H. Baer

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Ralph Henry Baer
Baer in June 2009
Born Rudolf Heinrich Baer
(1922-03-08)March 8, 1922
Rodalben, Palatinate, Germany
Died December 6, 2014(2014-12-06) (aged 92)
Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.
Occupation Inventor
Spouse(s) Dena Whinston
(m. 1952–2006, her death)
Children James, Mark, Nancy
Parent(s) James L. Baer, Lucy K. Linard
Website Official website

Ralph Henry Baer (March 8, 1922 – December 6, 2014) was a German-American inventor and engineer, known for his contributions to the video game industry.

Because he was of Jewish descent,[1] Bear moved to New York City in 1938. He later became a U.S. citizen.

He died at his home in Manchester, New Hampshire on December 6, 2014, according to family and friends close to him.[2][3] He was 92 years old.

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  1. www.legacy.com
  2. Marino-Nachison, David (December 7, 2014). "Ralph H. Baer, a father of video gaming, dies at 92". Washington Post. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  3. Graft, Kris (December 7, 2014). "Ralph Baer, 'father of video games,' passes away". Gamasutra. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 

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