George Westinghouse

Inventor

1846 – 1914

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Who was George Westinghouse?

George Westinghouse, Jr. was an American entrepreneur and engineer who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry. Westinghouse was one of Thomas Edison's main rivals in the early implementation of the American electricity system. Westinghouse's system ultimately prevailed over Edison's insistence on direct current. In 1911 Westinghouse received the AIEE's Edison Medal "For meritorious achievement in connection with the development of the alternating current system."

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Born
Oct 6, 1846
Schoharie
Also known as
  • 乔治·威斯汀豪斯
  • Вестингауз, Джордж
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Union College
Employment
  • Westinghouse Electric Company
Died
Mar 12, 1914
New York City
Resting place
Arlington National Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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