Harold P. Brown
1869 – 1932
Who was Harold P. Brown?
Harold Pitney Brown was the American credited with building the original electric chair based on the design by Dr. Alfred P. Southwick. He was hired by Thomas Edison to help develop the chair after he wrote an editorial to the New York Post describing how a young boy was killed after accidentally touching an exposed telegraph wire using alternating current. He was awarded the Edward Longstreth Medal of the Franklin Institute in 1899.
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