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The life of Lewis Latimer

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daniel cervantes

on 10 October 2012

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Transcript of The life of Lewis Latimer

Lewis Latimer Education:
Lewis Latimer didn’t have the proper education because he was an African American and it was during the civil war so he didn’t go to school, but he had to learn about the different jobs he had to work on and learn about tools and what the job was about. Adulthood: Lewis was born in Chelsa, Massachusetts. He was an African American and was born during the civil war and escaped slavery. Childhood: Lewis latimer married Mary Wilson Lewis on November ,15,1873 in Fall River, Massachusetts. After a few years the couple had 2 daughters , Emma Jeanette,and Louse Rebecca. In 1879, Lewis moved to Bridge Port, Connecticut with his brother , his mother and father and other family members. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell employed Lewis as a draftsman, to draw the necessary drawings required to receive a patent for ben’s telephone. While living in Bridge Port Lewis was hired as assistant manager and draftsman for the U.S Electric Company, a rival of Thomas A. Edison.
Later the Edison Electric Company in New York hired Latimer 1884, as a draftsman and an expert witness in patent litigation on electric lights. Inventions and Technical Work: When Lewis was only 15 he joined the navy and then became a landsman on the USS Massasoit. He gained enployment as an office boy with a patent law firm and a 3.00 per week salary. When the word "scientests" pops in to your head do you think of Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell ? Well you might not know but Lewis latimer helped them and work for them throughout his career. So lets go check, who "lewis Latimer" is. Lewis was the youngest of the family. Well thank you for letting me to introduce you to Lewis since he's a bit shy and see you later alligators! ANY
Lewis Latimer died on December 11, 1928 at the age of 80 in Flushing, New York.
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