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Willis Haviland Carrier
Birth: Nov. 26, 1876
Angola
Erie County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1950
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Businessman, Inventor. Born in Angola, New York, he was engineer, most noted for inventing modern air conditioning. Educated at Cornell University, he started working at the Buffalo Forge Company in 1901. In 1902, he designed the first system to control temperature and humidity. His “Rational Psychrometric Formulae” introduced in 1911, initiated scientific air-conditioning design for home and industrial use. In 1915, he co-founded the Carrier Engineering Company, which became the world's largest manufacturer of air-conditioning equipment. Carrier was purchased by United Technologies Corporation in 1979. He died at age 73 in New York City and was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1985. He also was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century”, in 1998. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Adeline Tifft Carrier (1867 - 1939)*
  Edith Claire Seymour Carrier (1878 - 1912)*
  Elizabeth Marsh Wise Carrier (1891 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Buffalo
Erie County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 29, 1998
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- The Dotzlers
 Added: Aug. 25, 2015
Sir,There hasn't been a summer day that has gone by that I haven't thanked you for your incredible contribution to comforting your fellow beings.My dogs and I thank you.Rest in peace.
- Christine W.
 Added: Aug. 17, 2015
Thank you a lot from Brazil.
- Alessandro Fernandes
 Added: Jan. 20, 2015
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