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Thomas Edison Biography

Posted by quotes on August 12, 2007

Thomas Edison

When was Thomas Edison born? He was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio and was the seventh child in his family. Edison was often ill as a child and therefore started school later than he otherwise would have. When he did begin formal schooling, he was easily bored and caught daydreaming by his teacher, which resulted in the teacher’s assessment that Thomas Edison was less than a gifted intellectual. That was the end of his formal schooling after only 3 months! His mother took over instructing him and the rest is history.

As his career began to take off in New Jersey, the Thomas Edison biography will go over many of his inventions, like the Phonograph, the stock ticker and the motion picture camera.

One of the most important things Edison did to create the proper environment for inventing, was to set up the Menlo Park Research Lab in New Jersey. This was the first lab of its kind, set up specifically to find new and better ways to do things. It was an inventor’s paradise. This was a very important part of the Thomas Edison biography, because it is the place where most of his inventions were developed. In fact, the money used to build this facility came from the sale of the rights to the Thomas Edison invention, the Quadruplex telegraph to Western Union for $10,000.

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