Theodore Edison

Inventor from United States of America

Theodore Miller Edison (July 10, 1898 – November 24, 1992) was the fourth son of inventor Thomas Edison, and founder of Calibron Industries, Inc.. He was the third child of Edison with his second wife. He was born on July 10, 1898 at Glenmont, the Edison home in Llewellyn Park in West Orange, New Jersey. He attended The Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania, and later the Montclair Academy in Montclair, New Jersey, from which he graduated in 1916. Theodore ended his education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned a physics degree in 1923 and remained there another year to pursue graduate studies. In 1925 he married Anna Maria (Ann) Osterhout, a graduate of Vassar College. After graduation, Theodore worked for his father's company, Thomas A. Edison, Inc., starting as a lab assistant. He later founded his own company, Calibron Industries, Inc., and built his own smaller laboratory in West Orange. He earned over 80 patents in his career. In later years he became an ardent environmentalist, opponent of the Vietnam War and advocate of Zero Population Growth. He lived in West Orange, New Jersey until he died on November 24, 1992.  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Theodore Miller Edison
Date of birth
Place of birth
Llewellyn Park
United States of America
Thomas Edison


Institution From To
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Haverford School
Montclair Kimberley Academy


Date of death
Cause of death
Parkinson's disease
Place of death
West Orange

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