Martin Cooper Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Martin Cooper (Marty Cooper)

Last Updated: 13 Nov, 2023 | Views: 865

Age: 95

Profession: Inventor

Other Profession(s): Entrepreneur, Electrical Engineer

Famous For: Inventor of the first handheld cellular mobile phone

Higher Education: Master's in electrical engineering from IIT

Martin Cooper Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
26 Dec, 1928 (95 Years 06 Months 21 Days)

Birth Country
United States

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Martin Cooper Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Martin Cooper, a well-known American inventor, was born in Chicago to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants.  He earned his degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in 1950 and participated in the Korean War as a submarine lieutenant. He graduated with a master's in electrical engineering from IIT in 1957, and the university awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2004. He holds a position on the university's trustee board.


In 1954, Cooper quit his initial position at the Chicago-based Teletype Corporation to work for Motorola. Cooper spent 29 years creating and running Motorola's cellular and paging operations.

Cooper oversaw Motorola's communications systems division during the start of the 1970s.

Motorola's top executives backed Cooper's mobile phone idea by spending $100 million between 1973 and 1993 before any profits were made.

Cooper advanced at Motorola to become Vice-President and Corporate Director of Research and Development.

Cooper is listed as the principal inventor on October 17, 1973, patent for the "radio telephone system."

Cooper co-founded Arraycomm, a company that creates software for mobile antenna technology, in 1992.

Cooper was a member of the Energous board of directors from 2015 to 2019.

Achievements and Awards:

Cooper received the Prince of Asturias Award for technical and scientific research in 2009.

Cooper was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio Club of America in 2010.

Unknown Facts:

In 1986, Cooper and his wife, Arlene Harris, established Dyna LLC.

Cooper launched Cellular Payphone Inc. with others in 1986.

Martin Cooper Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 170 cm
In Meters 1.70 m
In feet Inches 5'7"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 68 Kg
In Pounds 149 lbs

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Martin Cooper Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Arthur Cooper

Mother's Name
Mary Cooper

Arlene Harris

Will Cooper

2 Son

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