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 Henry Herman Westinghouse

Henry Herman Westinghouse

Birth
Central Bridge, Schoharie County, New York, USA
Death 18 Nov 1933 (aged 80)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Whitewood Plot, Section 133
Memorial ID 4737 · View Source
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Inventor. Born in Central Bridge, New York, the son of Emeline Vedder and George Westinghouse, Senior. He was graduated from Union High School, Schenectady, New York in 1871, and studied mechanical engineering at Cornell University. He went to work as an assistant in his father's machinery manufacturing plant. In 1883, he invented the single-acting steam engine, an important factor in the success of the electrical power industry. In 1885, he founded the New York engineering firm of Westinghouse, Church, Kerr and Company. In 1899, he was appointed vice president of his brother, George's company, Westinghouse Air Brake Company. Upon George's death in 1914, he succeeded to the presidency. At the time of his death at age 80, he was serving as chairman of the Board.

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  • Added: 16 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4737
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Herman Westinghouse (16 Nov 1853–18 Nov 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4737, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .