Charles A. Coffin

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Birthday
31, 1844
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jul 14, 1926 (81)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
31, 1844
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jul 14, 1926 (81)

About

Contributed to the development of the electrical industry. He co-founded the General Electric corporation, serving as its first president.

Before Fame

He moved to Massachusetts to work for his uncle in the shoe business.

Trivia

He ran a shoe factory for almost 40 years before taking over a struggling electrical company and building it up to become GE.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Caroline Russell.

Associated With

His chief rival was Thomas Edison's electric company.