The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Munson, James Eugene

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MUNSON, James Eugene, American inventor: b. Paris, N. Y., 12 May 1825; d. 1906. 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’ (1874; 2d ed. 1906); ‘The Phrase-Book of Practical Phonography’ (1889); ‘A Shorter Course in Munson Phonography’ (1901; 2d ed. 1912) ; ‘Phonographic Dictation Book’ (1904), etc.