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Arthur R Nilson was born in Brooklyn, Kings County New York on December 23rd, 1897. 1 The 1905 New York Census shows him living with his father Charles, listed as a Barge Captain and mother, Ida, and his younger brother Frank 2

In 1910, Arthur is living at Colfax St in Providence with his mother Ida, his brother Frank, and brother Raymond C. 6

From the book Radio Pioneers, 1946 by Institute of Radio Engineers.


In 1913 his station, 1UW, is listed in the Licensed Amateur Stations, First Radio District, June 3rd, 1913.

In 1915 he is living in Providence, he has another brother, Carl and his mother is listed as head of household. His father is not listed. Arthur's occupation is listed as Wireless Operator 1 3.

In 1916 Arthur is listed as a wireless operator living at 11 Colfax St 4

In 1919, Arthur is listed as part of the recorbreaking freshman class at Brown University. 5

In 1924, Arthur is listed as Senior Radio Oporator on the Monterey Ships Manifest, July 28 1924. 7

1925 puts Arthur back in Brooklyn, NY his occupation being the director of the YMCA. 8


New York Times August 17, 1927.


In 1928 Arthur is granted a patent for a balloon aerial.


Amarillo Globe February 16, 1928.


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1930 shows Arthur living in Mamaroneck NY with his wife Ethel and daughter Barbara. His occupation listed only ad Radio. 9

The navel reserve register from 1943 lists Arthur as a Lieutenant, retired. 10

Bibliography


Popular Radio May 1923.


Popular Radio November 1922.


Radio February 1922.


Electronics January 1937.


Electronics November 1942.


Radio News November 1942.


Radio February 1943.


Popular Radio September, 1923

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Radio questions and answers on government examination for radio operator's license
Published 1921
Author: Nilson, Arthur Reinhold

Practical radio telegraphy
Published 1928
Author: Nilson, Arthur Reinhold, Hornung, Julius Lawrence

Radio operating questions and answers
formerly published under the title of Radio questions and answers
Published 1929
Author: Nilson, Arthur Reinhold, Hornung, Julius Lawrence

Radio operating questions and answers
Published 1933
Author: Nilson, Arthur Reinhold, Hornung, Julius Lawrence

Practical radio communication; principles-systems-equipment-operation, including short-wave and ultra-short-wave radio
Published 1935
Author: Nilson, Arthur Reinhold, Hornung, Julius Lawrence

Radio operating questions and answers
Published 1936
Author: Nilson, Arthur Reinhold, Hornung, Julius Lawrence

Radio operating questions and answers
Published 1948
Author: Nilson, Arthur Reinhold, Hornung, Julius Lawrence