The Encyclopedia Americana (1906)/Munson, James Eugene
Mun'son, James Eugene, American inventor: b. Paris, N. Y., 12 May 1825. He was educated at Amherst College and in 1857 removed to New York, where he was court stenographer for 30 years. He invented the "Munson System" of shorthand, a machine for operating the typewriter by telegraph, and a type-setting machine. He published: 'The Complete Phonographer' (1866); 'Dictionary of Practical Phonography' (1875); 'A Shorter Course in Munson Phonography' (1900); etc.