Frank J. Sprague

Electrical engineer, Inventor

1857 – 1934

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Who was Frank J. Sprague?

Frank Julian Sprague was an American naval officer and inventor who contributed to the development of the electric motor, electric railways, and electric elevators. His contributions were especially important in promoting urban development by increasing the size cities could reasonably attain and by allowing greater concentration of business in commercial sections. He became known as the "Father of Electric Traction".

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Born
Jul 25, 1857
Milford
Also known as
  • Frank Sprague
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • United States Naval Academy
  • Drury High School
Lived in
  • United States of America
Died
Oct 25, 1934
Resting place
Arlington National Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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