David Alter

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Birthday
3, 1807
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 18, 1881 (73)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
3, 1807
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 18, 1881 (73)

About

Famous nineteenth century inventor who created the electric clock and the electric buggy. He invented a short range type of telephone, which was a forerunner of the Graham Bell telephone.

Before Fame

He graduated from the Reformed Medical School in New York City.

Trivia

He invented a method for extracting oil from coal and shale in 1858.

Family Life

He was married to Laura Rowley, and later to her sister Amanda Rowley, and had a total of thirteen children.

Associated With

He invented a popular telegraph one year before Samuel Morse created Morse code.

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