Updated 18-XI-2018

Persons Involved in the Lamp Industry

This section is a tribute to the work of fellow lamp engineer and collector Edward J. Covington of General Electric. It originally appeared on his own website 'Biographical Sketches of Persons Involved in the Lamp Industry', which since his passing in February 2017 is no longer online. The names that are followed by an asterisk also appear in his unpublished book, '100 Notable Names in the History of the Incandescent Lamp'.

With kind permission of his family, Ed's words have been preserved here in the hope of maintaining access to his writings for the benefit of subsequent generations, and because there is no other known source worldwide which pays such detailed tribute to the men and women responsible for the development of many of the light sources on which the world continues to rely.
ADAMS, Elliot Quincy *
ADAMS Jr, Isaac *
AICHER, John Owens
ANDERSON, John M.
ANDREWS, Mary Ruggles
BAGNALL, E. J.
BAIN, Foreé
BENBOW, Burnie Lee *
BERGMANN, Sigmund *
BERNARD, Edgar G. *
BERNSTEIN, Alexander *
BERRENBERG, Adolph
BLAKE, Harold Doolittle
BLODGETT, Katharine Burr
BÖHM, Ludwig K.
BOLTON, Werner von *
BRADFORD, Mary Nichols
BRINES, Marjorie Jean
BRÓDY, Imre*
BRUSH, Charles Francis *
BRYANT, Waldo Calvin *
BURNETT, Henry D. *
BYLLESBY, Henry Marison *
CAZIN, Franz Michael Friederick *
CHAILLET, Adolphe Alexander *
CHANGY, Charles-Francois de *
CHILDREN, John George *
CLARK, Walter Gordon *
COBLE, Robert L.
COOLIDGE, William David *
COOPER, Jeanette Rosalind
CRAWFORD, Theron Clark *
CROOKES, Sir William *
CRUTO, Alessandro *
DAVY, Sir Humphry *
DIEHL, Philip H. *
DOANE, Samuel Everett *
DRAPER, John William *
EASLEY, Mary Adelaide
EDISON, Thomas Alva *
ELENBAAS, Willem *
ENFIELD, William L.
FARMER, Moses Gerrish *
FEUERLEIN, Otto *
FINK, Colin Garfield *
FONDA, Gorton R.
FORSYTHE, William Elmer
LANE-FOX PITT, St. George *
FRECH, Theodore Winfield Jr. *
FRIDRICH, Elmer G.
FUJIOKA, Ichisuke *
GRAVES, James Arthur
GREINER, Alfred
GROVE, William Robert
GUEST, John H.
HAMMER, Edward E.
HAMMER, William Joseph *
HANAMAN, Franz *
HARRISON, Ward *
HEANY, John Allen
HEISLER, Charles *
HIBBEN, Samuel Galloway
HOCHHAUSEN, William *
HOFFMAN, Mary Virginia
HOWELL, John White *
HOWELL, Wilson Stout *
INMAN, George Elmer
JAEGER, Herman Joseph *
JAFFE, Mary Schuster
JEFFRIES, Zay *
JEHL, Francis *
JOBARD, Jean Baptiste Ambroise Marcellin *
JUST, Alexander *
KENTY, Carl Eric
KHOTINSKY, Achilles Matveevitch de *
KREMENEZKY, Johann *
KUZEL, Hans *
LANGHANS, Rudolf *
LANGMUIR, Irving *
LATIMER, Lewis Howard *
LEAN, George R. *
LEIGHTON, Leroy George *
LEMMERS, Alfred Eugene
LINDSAY, James Bowman
LODYGIN, Alexander Nikolayevich *
LUCKIESH, Matthew *
MAGDSICK, Henry Herbert *
MAN, Albon
MAXIM, Hiram Stevens
MIKULSKI, Helen Jeanette
MITCHELL, Loris Edwin *
MORGAN, Garrett A.
MOSBY, Frederick Anderson *
NERNST, Walther Hermann *
PACZ, Aladar
PARKER, Herschel Clifford *
PEARSOM, Charles W.
PERKINS, Charles G. *
PHELPS, William Joshua *
PHILIPS, Gerard Leonard Frederik *
PIPKIN, Marvin *
POPE, Franklin Leonard *
POWELL, Legh Sylvester *
PRITCHARD, Philip J.
RANDALL, John Edgar *
REILING, Gilbert H.
RICE, Edwin Wilbur, Jr. *
ROBERTS, Willard Allen
SAWYER, William Edward *
SCHAEFER, Frederick *
SCHROEDER, Henry
SLATTERY, Marmaduke Marcelus Michael *
STANLEY, Jr., William *
STARR, John Wellington *
STEARN, Charles Henry *
STRICKLAND, Royal F.
SWAN, Alfred
SWAN, Sir Joseph Wilson
SWINBURNE, Sir James *
TERRY, Franklin Silas
THAYER, Richard Nelson
THONE, Frank *
TOPHAM, Charles Fred *
TREMAINE, Burton Gad *
UPTON, Francis Robbins *
VAN DEPOELE, Charles Joseph
VAN HORN, Irving H. *
VOELKER, William Lawrence *
VUKCEVICH, Milan Radoje
WARING, John
WAYMOUTH, John F.
WELSBACH, Carl Ritter Auer von *
WESTINGHOUSE, George Jr. *
WESTON, Edward *
WHITE, Arthur James *
WHITNEY, Willis Rodney *
WILLIAMS, William Mattieu *
WOODHOUSE, O. E.
WORTHING, Archie Garfield
WRIGHT, Daniel K.
ZABEL, William P.
ZALINSKI, Edmund Louis Gray
ZUBLER, Edward George *