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  • 1. Thomas Alva Edison REPRESENTATIVE FIGURES OF CENTURY XIX AND XXPresented by:Alejandro Haro
  • 2. INTRODUCCIÓN• In this presentation I will summarize two major personalities who have left a legacy in their respective centuries lived. Each left their mark on the history of mankind and has served as a model for new generations.
  • 3. THOMAS ALVA EDISON BIOGRAPHY• Born: February 11, 1847, Milan• Died: October 18, 1931, West Orange• Children: Charles Edison, Theodore Edison, Marion Estelle Edison, More• Movies: Chinese Opium Den, President McKinley Inauguration Footage, More• Spouse: Mina Miller (m. 1886–1931), Mary Stilwell (m. 1871–1884)
  • 4. THOMAS ALVA EDISON BIOGRAPHY• Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long- lasting, practical electric light bulb.
  • 5. THOMAS ALVA EDISON AWARDS• Matteucci Medal• Edward Longstreth Medal• John Fritz Medal• Franklin Medal• John Scott Award
  • 6. HENRY FORD BIOGRAPHY• BORN: July 30, 1863, Dearborn• Died: April 7, 1947, Dearborn• Spouse: Clara Ala Bryant (m. 1888–1947)• Children: Edsel Ford• Siblings: Jane Ford, Robert Ford, William Ford, Jr., Margaret Ford• Parents: William Ford, Mary Litogot
  • 7. HENRY FORD BIOGRAPHY• Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.• By 1896, Ford had constructed his first horseless carriage which he sold in order to finance work on an improved model.
  • 9. CONCLUSION• In this brief presentation we can see the achievements of these two great men inventors of mankind. Each brought many changes in our society and have served as models for improving the prototypes of each of his inventions.