The first state electrician was Edwin Davis in the state of New York. He carried out the execution of William Kemmler, the first man executed with the electric chair. Davis also conducted the electrocution of the first woman on the electric chair - that of Martha M. Place.
List of N. Y. State Electricians
- Craig Brandon McFarland, The Electric Chair: An Unnatural American History, 2009, page 208
- Collier's - Volume 102 - 1938 - Page 43