Thomas Commerford Martin
|Thomas Commerford Martin|
A photograph of Thomas Commerford Martin published in Pacific Gas and Electric magazine (1914)
July 22, 1856|
|Died||May 17, 1924(aged 67)|
|Institutions||American Institute of Electrical Engineers|
|Employer(s)||National Electric Light Association|
He was born in London, England. His father worked with Lord Kelvin and other pioneers of submarine telegraph cables, and Martin spent much time on the cable-laying ship SS Great Eastern. Educated as a theological student, Martin came to the United States in 1877. He was associated with Thomas A. Edison in his work in 1877–1879 and thereafter was engaged in editorial work. From 1883 to 1909 he served as editor of the Electrical World, after 1909 was executive secretary of the National Electric Light Association, and in 1900–1911 was a special agent of the United States Census Office. At various times he lectured at the Royal Institution of Engineers, London, the Paris Société Internationale des Electriciens, the University of Nebraska, and Columbia University. He was a founding member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and served as president in 1887-1888.
- The Electric Motor and Its Applications (1887; third edition, 1888), with Joseph Wetzler
- Edison, His Life and Inventions, (1910), with Frank Lewis Dryer
- The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola Tesla (1893; third edition, 1894)
- The Story of Electricity, 1919 (ed) with Stephen Leidy Coles
- Reminiscences Of Pioneer Days In St. Paul with Frank Moore,
- "T. Commerford Martin". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
- "T. Commerford Martin - Engineering and Technology History Wiki". ethw.org. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
- T. C. Martin biography retrieved December 1, 2009
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
- Works by Thomas Commerford Martin at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Thomas Commerford Martin at Internet Archive
- Works by Thomas Commerford Martin at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)
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