Charles Edison

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Birthday
3, 1890
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jul 31, 1969 (78)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1890
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jul 31, 1969 (78)

About

Famous as the son of inventor Thomas Edison, he had a prominent political career, serving as both Governor of New Jersey and United States Secretary of the Navy.

Before Fame

Before entering politics, he established and managed a theater company and served as president of Thomas A. Edison, Inc.

Trivia

Although he ran for Governor of New Jersey on a Democratic ticket, he later helped found New York State's Conservative Party.

Family Life

Born in West Orange, New Jersey, to Mina Miller and Thomas Edison, he grew up primarily in Lakeville, Connecticut. He was married to Carolyn Hawkins.

Associated With

During the 1950s and '60s, he lived in New York City's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where former U.S. President Herbert Hoover also resided. The two men became friends.