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Sarkes Tarzian

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Sarkes Tarzian (b. 1900, d. October 1987) was an engineer, inventor and broadcaster. He was born in Armenia, immigrated with his family to Philadelphia in 1907. He later got a job at RCA in Bloomington where he stayed until his death.

In 1944, he founded Sarkes Tarzian, Inc, a manufacturing and broadcasting company.

He is a 1977 member of the Monroe County Hall of Fame on which his plaque reads "Sarkes Tarzian, 1900 - Founder of Sarkes Tarzian Inc. 1944; Also founded WTTV, WTTS-AM and WGTC-FM; Prominent in republican politics; Bloomington civic leader."

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