Biographical Sketches of Persons Mentioned in The Above Four Sections

Biographical sketches of persons who were involved in one way or another in the lamp industry appear in the four sections on this website. The various names were brought together in this section for easier access to the write-ups. In addition, some new names and sketches have been added. The names that are preceeded by an asterisk are write-ups that appear in the unpublished book, 100 Notable Names in the History of the Incandescent Lamp.

*Adams, Elliot Quincy (1888-1971)
*Adams Jr, Isaac (1836-1911)
Aicher, John Owens (1912-1993)
Anderson, John M. (1924-2007)
Andrews, Mary Ruggles (1884-1934)
Bagnall, E. J. (ca 1856- ? )
Bain, Foreé (1853- ? )
*Benbow, Burnie Lee (1885-1976)
*Bergmann, Sigmund (1851-1927)
*Bernard, Edgar G. (ca 1862-1915)
*Bernstein, Alexander
Berrenberg, Adolph (1853-1919)
Blake, Harold Doolittle (1884-1981)
Blodgett, Katharine Burr (1898-1979)
Böhm, Ludwig K. (1859- ? )
*Bolton, Werner (1868-1912)
Bradford, Mary Nichols (1929-1998)
Brines, Marjorie Jean (1930- )
*Bródy, Imre (1891-1944)
*Brush, Charles Francis (1849-1929)
*Bryant, Waldo Calvin (1863-1930)
*Burnett, Henry D. (ca 1861-1955)
*Byllesby, Henry Marison (1859-1924)
*Cazin, Franz Michael Friederick (1827-1908)
*Chaillet, Adolphe Alexander (1867 - ? )
*Changy, Charles-Francois de (1817- ? )
*Children, John George (1777-1852)
*Clark, Walter Gordon (1876-1950)
Coble, Robert L. (1928-1992)
*Coolidge, William David (1873-1975)
Cooper, Jeanette Rosalind (1920- )
*Crawford, Theron Clark (1849-1925)
*Crookes, Sir William (1832-1919)
*Cruto, Alessandro (1847-1908)
*Davy, Sir Humphry (1778-1852)
*Diehl, Philip H. (1847-1913)
*Doane, Samuel Everett (1870-1952)
*Draper, John William (1811-1882)
Easley, Mary Adelaide (1902-1975)
*Edison, Thomas Alva (1847-1931)
*Elenbaas, Willem (1906-1989)
Enfield, William L. (1882-1945)
*Farmer, Moses Gerrish (1820-1893)
*Feuerlein, Otto (1863-1930)
*Fink, Colin Garfield (1881-1953)
Fonda, Gorton R. (1884-1973)
Forsythe, William Elmer (1881-1969)
*Fox-Pitt, St. George Lane (1856-1932)
*Frech, Theodore Winfield Jr. (1878-1968)
Fridrich, Elmer G. (1920- )
*Fujioka, Ichisuke (1857-1918)
Graves, James Arthur
Greiner, Alfred (1898-1972)
Grove, William Robert (1811-1896)
Guest, John H. (ca 1838-1920)
Hammer, Edward E. (1931- )
*Hammer, William Joseph (1858-1934)
*Hanaman, Franz (1878-1941)
*Harrison, Ward (1888-1970)
Heany, John Allen (ca 1877-1946)
*Heisler, Charles
Hibben, Samuel Galloway (1888-1972)
*Hochhausen, William
Hoffman, Mary Virginia (1927- )
*Howell, John White (1857-1937)
*Howell, Wilson Stout (1855-1943)
Inman, George Elmer (1895-1972)
*Jaeger, Herman Joseph
Jaffe, Mary Schuster (1917-2009)
*Jeffries, Zay (1888-1965)
*Jehl, Francis (1860-1941)
*Jobard, Jean Baptiste Ambroise Marcellin (1792-1861)
*Just, Alexander (1870-1937)
Kenty, Carl Eric (ca1903-1967)
*Khotinsky, Achilles Matveevitch de (1850-1933)
*Kremenezky, Johann (1850-1934)
*Kuzel, Hans (1859-1921)
*Langhans, Rudolf
*Langmuir, Irving (1881-1957)
*Latimer, Lewis Howard (1848-1928)
*Lean, George R. (ca 1862-1897)
*Leighton, Leroy George (1912-1990)
Lemmers, Alfred Eugene (1907-1992)
Lindsay, James Bowman (1799-1862)
*Lodygin, Alexander Nikolayevich (1847-1923)
*Luckiesh, Matthew (1883-1967)
*Magdsick, Henry Herbert (1888-1976)
Man, Albon (1826-1905)
Maxim, Hiram Stevens (1840-1916)
Mikulski, Helen Jeanette (1927-1975)
*Mitchell, Loris Edwin (1890-1960)
Morgan, Garrett A. (1877-1963)
*Mosby, Frederick Anderson (1924 - )
*Nernst, Walther Hermann (1864-1941)
Pacz, Aladar (1882-1944?)
*Parker, Herschel Clifford (1867-1931)
Pearson, Charles W.
*Perkins, Charles G. (1849- ? )
*Phelps, William Joshua (1866-1908)
*Philips, Gerard Leonard Frederik (1858-1942)
*Pipkin, Marvin (1889-1977)
*Pope, Franklin Leonard (1840-1895)
*Powell, Legh Sylvester (1855-1947)
Pritchard, Philip J. (1872-1964)
*Randall, John Edgar (1861-1955)
Reiling, Gilbert H. (1928- )
*Rice, Edwin Wilbur, Jr. (1862-1935)
Roberts, Willard Allen (1889-1942)
*Sawyer, William Edward (ca 1850-1883)
*Schaefer, Frederick (ca 1856- ? )
Schroeder, Henry (1879-1952)
*Slattery, Marmaduke Marcelus Michael (1851-1892)
*Stanley, Jr., William (1858-1916)
*Starr, John Wellington (ca 1821-1846)
*Stearn, Charles Henry (1844-1919)
Strickland, Royal F. (1883-1947)
Swan, Alfred (1835-1923)
Swan, Sir Joseph Wilson (1828-1914)
*Swinburne, Sir James (1858-1958)
Terry, Franklin Silas (1862-1926)
Thayer, Richard Nelson (1907-1992)
*Thone, Frank
*Topham, Charles Fred (ca 1860 - ca1935)
*Tremaine, Burton Gad (1863-1948)
*Upton, Francis Robbins (1852-1921)
Van DePoele, Charles Joseph (1846-1892)
*Van Horn, Irving H. (1884-1981)
*Voelker, William Lawrence
Vukcevich, Milan Radoje (1937-2003)
Waring, John (ca 1862-1901)
Waymouth, John F. (1926- )
*Welsbach, Carl Ritter Auer von (1858-1929)
*Westinghouse, George Jr. (1846-1914)
*Weston, Edward (1850-1936)
*White, Arthur James (1888-1944)
*Whitney, Willis Rodney (1868-1958)
*Williams, William Mattieu (1820-1892)
Woodhouse, O. E. (1855-1887)
Worthing, Archie Garfield (1881-1949)
Wright, Daniel K. (1883- ? )
Zabel, William P. (1886-1977)
Zalinski, Edmund Louis Gray (1849-1909)
*Zubler, Edward George (1925-2004)