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Charles Francis Brush

engineer, inventor
Born: 3/17/1849
Birthplace: Euclid Township, Ohio

After studying mining engineering at the University of Michigan, he worked as a chemist and an iron merchant. He ultimately concentrated his full-time efforts on inventing, most notably the arc light, which was adopted by the city of Cleveland in 1879. Its worldwide popularity made Brush a fortune, enabling him to spend his last years in theoretical research and philanthropy.

Died: 6/15/1929

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