|Born||September 3, 1887|
|Died||April 14, 1958(aged 70)|
|Resting place||Salt Lake City Cemetery
|Known for||Inventor of the electric traffic light|
Lester Farnsworth Wire (September 3, 1887–April 14, 1958) is credited with the invention of the electric traffic light in 1912 in Salt Lake City. Wire worked as a detective for the Salt Lake City police force.
The earliest known patent for a traffic light in the US was U.S.Patent # 1,251,666 issued January 1, 1918, to J.B. Hoge of Cleveland, OH.
He was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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