Hewitt, Peter Cooper

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, INVENTOR (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
BORN 5 May 1861, New York City, New York - DIED 25 Aug 1921
GRAVE LOCATION New York City, New York: Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn (Section 97, Lot 3932)

Peter Cooper Hewitt was the grandson of the industrialist Peter Cooper. His father Abram Hewitt was mayor of New York City. He was educated at the Stevens Institute of Technology and at Columbia University.

Cooper developed a dischargable mercury-vapor lamp for which he obtained a patent. He also authored inventions in the field of power transmission. In 1916 he cooperated wit helmer Sperry on the Hewitt-Sperry Automatic Airplane.

His wife Lucy Bond was the sister of Frances Ellen Work, who was the great-grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Sources
Peter Cooper Hewitt - Wikipedia
Find-A-Grave

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The grave of Peter Cooper Hewitt at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York City.
Picture by Androom (14 Apr 2008)

 

The grave of Peter Cooper Hewitt at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York City.
Picture by Androom (14 Apr 2008)

 


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Published: 21 Nov 2010
Last update: 21 Nov 2010