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Willis Carrier

AKA Willis Haviland Carrier

Born: 26-Nov-1876
Birthplace: Angola, NY
Died: 7-Oct-1950
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Inventor, Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Created the first air conditioning

As an employee of the Buffalo Forge Company, invented cooling systems deployed at innovative businesses. World War I forced these ventures to be curtailed, and at this time he and several others founded Carrier Engineering Corporation with $32,600. By 2000, Carrier employed 45,000 people, grossing $8B that year.

Father: Duane Carrier
Mother: Elizabeth Haviland Carrier
Wife: Claire Seymour
Wife: Jennie Martin
Son: Vernon (adopted)
Son: Earl (adopted)

    High School: Buffalo High School, Buffalo, NY
    University: MS Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University (1901)

    National Inventors Hall of Fame 1985
    ASME Medal 1934
    Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society


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