Jerrold Electronics was started by Milton Jerrold Shapp in 1946, after an honorable discharge as a Captain in the Army Signal Corps, having served in North Africa, Italy and Austria, he founded Jerrold Electronics Corporation with $500 and two employees. Shapp was also known for his political involvement as the Governor of Pennsylvania, serving from 1971 to 1979. I was honored to meet Mr. Shapp in Harrisburg with my father Ken. Dad knew Milton and when we were visiting Harrisburg for the farm show, ran across Mr. Shapp admiring a new motorboat. This was an unforgettable moment as the family catv business used Jerrold Starline equipment. I'll never forget the meeting.
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