William Symes Andrews

William Symes Andrews
Born 1847
Died July 1, 1929(1929-07-01) (aged 82)
Schenectady, New York

William Symes Andrews (1847 – July 1, 1929) was an Edison Pioneer, electrical engineer, and one of the first employees of the General Electric Company.[1]


He was born in England in 1847. He started working at Edison's Menlo Park in 1879.[2] He died on July 1, 1929 in Schenectady, New York.[1]


  1. 1 2 "W.S. Andrews Dies. An Edison Pioneer. Golden Jubilee Year of Inventor Marks His Fiftieth Anniversary Year Too. Victim of X-Ray Research. Oldest Employs of General ElectricCo. Built Thirty Generating Stations for Edison. Born in England. Takes Out X-ray patents". New York Times. July 2, 1929. Retrieved January 14, 2011. William Symes Andrews, Edison pioneer, electrical engineer and oldest employee of the General Electric Company, died at his home, 1,018 Park Avenue, Schenectady, New York, at 3 P.M. yesterday. He was in his eighty-second year.
  2. Robert John Weber, David N. Perkins, Inventive Minds: Creativity in Technology, Oxford University Press - 1992
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