Willis Carrier

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Birthday
26, 1876
Birthplace
Angola, NY
Death Date
Oct 7, 1950 (73)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
26, 1876
Birthplace
Angola, NY
Death Date
Oct 7, 1950 (73)

About

Engineer and inventor who is credited with inventing the modern system of air conditioning. After relocating his company (Carrier) from New Jersey and Pennsylvania to New York, he became one of the largest employers in the city.

Before Fame

He studied engineering at Cornell University.

Trivia

He first displayed his revolutionary air conditioning system at the New York World's Fair in 1939. The invention was popularized in the post-World War II years.

Family Life

He was married three times-- to Claire Seymour, Jennie Martin, and Elizabeth Wise-- but he fathered no children.

Associated With

Carrier invented air-conditioning, which entrepreneur Reuben Trane later built his business career upon.