Talk:Alfred J. Gross

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We need a picture[edit]

Can someone dig up a picture of Alfred Gross? There is one over at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/iel5/62/19670/00911321.pdf?isnumber=19670&prod=STD&arnumber=911321&arnumber=911321&arSt=43&ared=44&arAuthor=Schroer%2C+R. (requires login, use bugmenot.com to login) --- cslarsen 11:29, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

I've sent an email to Orbital Sciences Corp to try to get permission for using the image in question on Wikipedia. The image can be seen at http://hamgallery.com/Tribute/W8PAL/Al_Gross.jpg --cslarsen 12:22, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Bio and awards[edit]

He (probably) received more awards, we need to expand on that.

Also, the bio is a bit thin, as are the other sections. We need to get more sources so we can write up a better article. --- cslarsen 11:29, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

I need help writing this article[edit]

The more I read about Gross, the more I realize that this article BY FAR does not give credit to his achievements. Do a search on "Al Gross" and see all the results. We need to go through all the sources and write up a really good article. Who knows, maybe we'll hit the featured article if we do things right! Or not.... --cslarsen 12:20, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Full name?[edit]

Seems his full name was actually Irving Alfred (J.?) Gross, see the VirginiaTech image database and check out the W8PAL certificate scans. If you search Google patents, you find his inventions under Irving A. Gross, see http://www.google.com/patents?q=irving+a.+gross&btnG=Search+Patents --cslarsen 10:33, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

This is still confused and confusing some 5+ years on. I came to this page wondering why the text reads "Alfred J. Gross... a.k.a. Irving J. Gross" and why the external link at the bottom points us to patents credited to "Irving A. Gross". Your note above explains perfectly, but the article is still misleading. 82.71.0.229 (talk) 12:03, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
    • His name was Irving Al Gross. It was never "Alfred," and he never had a middle name beginning with a "J." Much of his info (including the fact that he was survived by children, grandchildren great grandchildren, etc.)was simply false info perpetrated by a second wife he married a few years after my grandmother's passing in July of 1978. Apparently, she didn't like the info that he was born of Ukrainian (not Romanian) Jewish descent, nor the fact that he had a wonderful first wife (Evelyn Levine Gross) and extended family, including my mother, Ileen Gross Kathrins and my uncle, Robert Mark Gross.

Thus, I'm his granddaughter. I could (gladly) clear up all of the conflicting and false information on this page and throughout the Internet, as well as supply many photos and links to pertinent websites. And yes - I have proof of my claims. Thank you for your interest in his life and accomplishments! -Randi Kathrins

Add maintenance category[edit]

Per Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2007 March 21#Category:Missing middle or first names, Category:Missing middle or first names has been added to this talk page.DomBot / ChiDom talk 09:02, 1 April 2007 (UTC)