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Daniel Mcfarlan Moore

Daniel Mcfarlan Moore, American electrical engineer. Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers.


  • Moore, Daniel Mcfarlan was born on February 27, 1869 in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Review Alexander Davis and Maria Louisa (Douglas) Moore.

  • Education

    • Lehigh University, 1886-1889.


    • With Edison Company, 1890-1894. Organizer Vice-President Moore Light Company, and Moore Elec. Company and general manager both companies for 18 years.

      A pioneer in commercializing luminous and non-luminous gaseous conduction. Sold Moore Light interests to General Electric Company, 1912. Granted over 100 United States patents on electrical and other inventions, many of them among the earliest in radio, X-ray and tube-lighting fields.


    • Author of many published scientific papers read before universities, colls. and scientific societies Formerly manager Moore Light Department, General Electric Company. Retired, but was active in writing, speaking, inventing the Pianochord, etc.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers.


    • Married Mary Alice Elliott, June 5, 1895.
    • father: Review Alexander Davis Moore
    • mother: Maria Louisa (Douglas) Moore
    • spouse: Mary Alice Elliott
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    Died June 15, 1936
    (aged 67)