George Westinghouse

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse Full Name: George Westinghouse
Nationality: American

Profession: Entrepreneur and Engineer
Why Famous: He invented the railway air brake, implemented the American electricity system and a pioneer of the electrical industry.

Born: October 6, 1846
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Central Bridge, New York, USA

Died: March 12, 1914 (aged 67)

Married Life

  • 1867-08-08 Engineer George Westinghouse (20) weds Marguerite Erskine Walker in Brooklyn, New York

Historical Events in the Life of George Westinghouse

  • 1869-04-13 Steam power brake patented (George Westinghouse)
  • 1872-03-05 George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains

Quotes by George Westinghouse

"If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied." - Work