Chester Carlson

Physicist, Inventor

1906 – 1968

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Who was Chester Carlson?

Chester Floyd Carlson was an American physicist, inventor, and patent attorney born in Seattle, Washington.

He is best known for having invented the process of electrophotography, which produced a dry copy rather than a wet copy, as was produced by the mimeograph process. Carlson's process was subsequently renamed xerography, a term that literally means "dry writing."

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Born
Feb 8, 1906
Seattle
Also known as
  • Chester Floyd Carlson
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • California Institute of Technology
  • New York Law School
  • Riverside Community College
Employment
  • AT&T Laboratories
Lived in
  • New York City
  • Rochester
Died
Sep 19, 1968
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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