Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell was the first person to successfully make a telephone. He was 29 years old when he invented the telephone. A year later he married Mabel Hubbard. In 1881 he built a laboratory in D.C. He got $10,000 from the France’s Volta prize money.
Alexander Graham Bell was born in Scotland. His mother couldn’t hear (was deaf). His dad thought “Visible Speech” (taught deaf people how to speak). He was in school from 10-14 years old. His brother died because of tuberculosis when Alexander was around 20. Two years after his brother died he went to Boston and became a professor at Boston University. Before he became a professor he opened a school for teachers of the deaf. In one of the classes he taught was a girl named Mabel Hubbard. She was 10 years younger then him. Five years after they met they got married. Mabel gave birth to 3 sons. Alexander got the patent for the telephone quickly (other people were working on the invention at the same time). Alexander Graham Bell was the only person to produce telephones for 19 years because his name was on the patent for the invention. At the age of 75 he died, in Canada.