The first electric chair ever


WORLD'S FIRST ELECTRIC CHAIR
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What was the world's first electric chair?

Just like the light bulb, the electric chair was not invented by Thomas Edison. It was, however, created by one of his employees, Harold P. Brown.

In 1886 New York State established a committee to determine a more humane system for executing prisoners to replace hanging.

Edison jumped in trying to show AC electricity was an efficient and more humane way of doing things., but he may have had alternate  motives as he wanted to associate AC electricity with death and promote his DC technology.

In the next couple of years Thomas Edison and Harold P. Brown tested the chair successfully on many animals including an elephant.

In 1889 the committee adopted the electric chair.

On March 29 1889 William Kemler killed his lover Matilda  Ziegler with an axe in Buffalo, New York and in May he was sentenced to death.

On August 06 1890 William Kemmler became the first person executed by the electric chair.

On March 20 1899 Martha M. Place was executed at Sing Sing Prison becoming the first woman executed by the electric chair.


First Electric Chair


The first electric chair ever

The first electric chair ever

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