Chester Carlson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

February 8, 1906

Death Date

September 19, 1968

Age of Death

62 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

New York, New York, United States



The entrepreneur Chester Carlson died at the age of 62. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Patent lawyer who tired of redrawing schematics and re-typing documents by hand and invented the very first copy machine.

His nearsightedness and arthritis made the job of making copies for reports that much more arduous, and he created a novel way to reproduce them by a process called electric photography.

He approached IBM and the Army Signal Corps with his invention with both turning him down. It took eight years to find an investor: the Haloid company, later renamed Xerox.

How did Chester Carlson die?

On September 19, Carlson died of a heart attack.