Frank B. Jewett

American physicist

Frank Baldwin Jewett (September 5, 1879November 18, 1949) worked as an engineer for American Telegraph and Telephone where his work demonstrated transatlantic radio telephony using a vacuum-tube transmitter. He was also a physicist and the first president of Bell Labs.

Frank B. Jewett (circa 1919)


  • So long as you live and in whatever circumstances the kaleidoscope of life may place you, think for yourself and act in accordance with the conclusions of that thinking; avoid so far as possible drifting with the current of the mob or being too easily influenced by the outward manifestation of things. Take your own look beneath the surface and don't trust others to look for you. If you will follow this rule consistently, I am sure you will keep out of much trouble, will make the most out of your life and, what is more, will contribute most of value to the community life.
    • as quoted in Think for yourself. Indiana telephone news, Volume 30. Indiana Bell Telephone Company. 1940. p. 21. 
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