1870 – 1941
Who was Frank Dyer?
Frank Lewis Dyer was an attorney, business manager, and inventor who was involved in Edison's legal and corporate affairs from 1897 to 1912. Born in Washington, D.C., Frank Dyer studied law at Columbia University (now George Washington University) and practiced law in the capital before moving to New York in 1897 to open a practice with his brother, Richard. Frank Dyer first became involved in Edison's patent affairs in 1897. In November 1903, he became general counsel in charge of all of Edison's legal business.