The politician Charles Edison died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Famous as the son of inventor Thomas Edison, he had a prominent political career, serving as both Governor of New Jersey and United States Secretary of the Navy.
Before entering politics, he established and managed a theater company and served as president of Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Although he ran for Governor of New Jersey on a Democratic ticket, he later helped found New York State’s Conservative Party.
Born in West Orange, New Jersey, to Mina Miller and Thomas Edison, he grew up primarily in Lakeville, Connecticut. He was married to Carolyn Hawkins.
During the 1950s and ’60s, he lived in New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where former U.S. President Herbert Hoover also resided. The two men became friends.
In view of our public pledges, we public officials can never again go before the public merely promising election reform. The time for promises is past.Charles Edison
Conscious of our many problems, I seek today to lay a foundation to our public policy. My fundamental purpose is to devote my term of office to raising the standard of public service in New Jersey.Charles Edison
In physics, to be in two places at the same time would be a miracle; in politics it seems not merely normal, but natural.Charles Edison
It is my happy privilege to be able to stand here and tell you that if you elect me you will have elected a governor who has made no promises of preferment to any man or group.Charles Edison
Our democracy poses problems and these problems must and shall be solved by courageous leadership.Charles Edison