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 Willis Haviland Carrier

Willis Haviland Carrier

Birth
Angola, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 7 Oct 1950 (aged 73)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 2829 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 29 Apr 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2829
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willis Haviland Carrier (26 Nov 1876–7 Oct 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2829, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .