Charles Edison

Charles Edison

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1, 2003 (age 14)
Beverly Hills, CA

Charles Edison About

Famous as the son of inventor Thomas Edison , he had a prominent political career, serving as both Governor of New Jersey and United States Secretary of the Navy.

Charles Edison Before Fame

Before entering politics, he established and managed a theater company and served as president of Thomas A. Edison, Inc.

Charles Edison Trivial Things

Although he ran for Governor of New Jersey on a Democratic ticket, he later helped found New York State's Conservative Party.

Charles Edison Family Life

Born in West Orange, New Jersey, to Mina Miller and Thomas Edison, he grew up primarily in Lakeville, Connecticut. He was married to Carolyn Hawkins.

Charles Edison Associated With

During the 1950s and '60s, he lived in New York City's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where former U.S. President Herbert Hoover also resided. The two men became friends.