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 Lester Wire

Lester Wire

Birth
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 14 Apr 1958 (aged 69)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 1692 · View Source
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Inventor. Born Lester Farnsworth Wire, he was a detective for the Salt Lake City police force when he went to the Utah Department of Transportation about ideas for city traffic control in the early 1900s. In 1912, he was credited for inventing the first functional electric traffic light which used red and green lights.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1692
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lester Wire (3 Sep 1888–14 Apr 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1692, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .