LEWIS HOWARD QUINCY LATIMER
"His work in science was an achievement and his personal life was a work of art."
– Amsterdam News, 1928
Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts
SEPTEMBER 4TH, 1848
Lewis Howard Quincy Latimer was of the colored race, the only one in the organization, and was one of those to respond to the initial call that led to the formation of the Edison Pioneers, January 24th, 1918. Broadmindedness, versatility in the accomplishment of things intellectual and cultural, a linguist, a devoted husband and father, all were characteristic of him and his genial presence will be missed from our gatherings.
– Edison Pioneers' Lewis Latimer Obituary
Lewis Latimer's Apparatus for Cooling and Disinfecting patent from 1886 remains relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic. His innovation and further innovations are being readily sought after and utilized nowadays in hospitals and commercially even more.