William Coolidge

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
William Coolidge

Name: William David Coolidge

Born: October 23, 1873, in Hudson, Massachusetts USA

Death: February 3, 1975 (Age: 101)

Computer-related contributions

  • American physicist.
  • Known for X-ray art and incandescent electric lighting.
  • Well known for his development of "ductile tungsten" (important for the incandescent light bulb).
  • Former vice-president and director of the General Electric Research Laboratory.

Honors and awards

  • Faraday Medal (1939).
  • IEEE Edison Medal (1927).
  • Hughes Medal (1927).