George Westinghouse Biography

George Westinghouse, Jr. was an American entrepreneur and engineer who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry. Westinghouse was one of Thomas Edison's main rivals in the early implementation of the American electricity system. Westinghouse's electricity system ultimately prevailed over Edison's insistence on direct current. In 1911 Westinghouse received the AIEE's Edison Medal "For meritorious achievement in connection with the development of the alternating current system." Source: Wikipedia

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Name:
George Westinghouse
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Inventor, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Electrical engineer, Businessperson
Date of Birth:
October 6, 1846
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
March 12, 1914
Age at Death:
67
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