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Ralph Henry Baer
Baer in June 2009
Rudolf Heinrich Baer

(1922-03-08)March 8, 1922
Rodalben, Palatinate, Germany
Died December 6, 2014(2014-12-06) (aged 92)
Occupation Inventor
Spouse(s) Dena Whinston
(m. 1952–2006, her death)
Children James, Mark, Nancy
Parent(s) James L. Baer, Lucy K. Linard

Ralph Henry Baer (March 8, 1922 – December 6, 2014) was a German-American inventor and engineer, known for his contributions to the video game industry.

Because he was of Jewish descent, Baer moved to New York City in 1938. He later became a U.S. citizen.

He died at his home in Manchester, New Hampshire on December 6, 2014, according to family and friends close to him. He was 92 years old.

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