Philip Torchio

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Philip Torchio
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Born(1868-08-02)August 2, 1868
DiedJanuary 14, 1942(1942-01-14) (aged 73)
AwardsIEEE Edison Medal (1939)
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical engineering

Philip Torchio (August 2, 1868 in Vercana, Como, Italy – January 14, 1942 in Bronxville, New York) was an Italian electrical engineer known for his work at the Edison Electric Company and his many inventions in the transmission and distribution of electric energy. He received the IEEE Edison Medal for "distinguished contributions to the art of central station engineering and for achievement in the production, distribution and utilization of electrical energy".

Torchio was the mayor of Bronxville, New York from 1929 to 1931.[1] In 1938, having reached the 70-year age limit, he retired as Vice President of Consolidated Edison.[2]


  1. ^ "PHILIP TORCHI0, 73, LONG AN ENGINEER" The New York Times, January 16, 1942.
  2. ^ "Torchio, 70, Will Retire from Edison Tomorrow", The New York Times August 1, 1938.

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