Lewis Howard Latimer dies

December 11

On December 11, 1928, famous inventor Lewis Howard Latimer died

Lewis Howard Latimer was an influential inventor and patent consultant. He worked closely with Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison. Latimer played an integral role in the development of the telephone and the light bulb. 

His legacy was cemented by the time of his death in 1928. In 2006, he was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.


Center, S. L. (2018, February 7). Innovative lives: Lewis Latimer (1848-1928): Renaissance man. Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from https://invention.si.edu/innovative-lives-lewis-latimer-1848-1928-renaissance-man 

Lewis Latimer. Lemelson. (n.d.). Retrieved December 1, 2022, from https://lemelson.mit.edu/resources/lewis-latimer

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