Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: William David Coolidge
Born: October 23, 1873, in Hudson, Massachusetts USA
Death: February 3, 1975 (Age: 101)
- 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).