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Thomas Toliver Goldsmith Jr.

Pioneer and WTTG-TV Founder Dies

Thursday, 12 Mar 2009

  • By Eric O Brien

LACEY, WA – Courtesy:PBRTV

Thomas Toliver Goldsmith, Jr. passed away at his home in Lacey, Washington on March 5. Among his many accomplishments, Goldsmith was the Director of Resarch at the Allen B. DuMont Laboratories from 1936-1966 and founder of Washington, D.C. station WTTG-TV (5) in 1945.

The station was a DuMont Network-owned station (as was Pittsburgh’s WDTV-TV (3) -later KDKA-TV (2) ) and dubbed with Goldsmith’s initials. WTTG still exists today.

Goldsmith was 99 and is survived by his wife of 70 years, Helen, three children, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

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Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor www.yogaeast.net/index.htm http://www.yogaeast.net/index.htm Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. www.massmed.org Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. www.saheliboston.org/About1/A_Board Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. www.perkins.org. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. www.bpaindia.org Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA. https://www.dwarkamai.com/health-and-wellness

6 responses »

  1. Our Older Brother Dr.Jtendra Mulshanker Trivedi, Who came to New York in 1964 was received by Mom Helen and Dad Tom.( Thomas Goldsmith, Jr)
    Today we are still connected.

    Trivedi Parivar

  2. We had a telephone this evening from Ms.Beekman Virginia Goldsmth Jr.
    AKA “Ginney Goldsmith Jr”.
    who is our loving sister from WASINGSTONSt STATE.She is a grand mother of three boys…
    She was wishing us and family Happy Easter.
    Taking us in the past….
    When Dad left early morning of March 5th 2009 and Mom left us in 2011 at age 100 years and seven months.
    Last,i saw Mom in March 2011 at her home with sister Ginney’.
    Later we visited the family mom’s parents Farm “Wilcox Farm”.
    we are keeping MOM and DAD “TTG” as always in our heart.
    Rajendra and Trivedi Parivar

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_T._Goldsmith,_Jr.
    Dhavalrajgeera and Trivedi Parivar

  3. ‘Thomas Toliver Goldsmith, Jr. passed away at his home in Lacey, Washington on March 5. Among his many accomplishments, Goldsmith was the Director of Resarch at the Allen B. DuMont Laboratories from 1936-1966 and founder of Washington, D.C. station WTTG-TV (5) in 1945.

    The station was a DuMont Network-owned station (as was Pittsburgh’s WDTV-TV (3) -later KDKA-TV (2) ) and dubbed with Goldsmith’s initials. WTTG still exists today.

    Goldsmith was 99 and is survived by his wife of 70 years, Helen, three children, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren’
    May the blessings of love be upon you, May its peace abide with you, May its essence illuminate your heart, Now and forever more….

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    Thomas Goldsmith

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    1910

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    January

    Day:
    9

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    Thomas Toliver Goldsmith, Jr. was an early television pioneer, the inventor of the first video game, and a professor of physics at Furman University.

    Source:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_T._Goldsmith_Jr.

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