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Latimer, Lewis Howard

Rayvon David Fouché

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1300953

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Latimer, Lewis Howard (04 September 1848–11 December 1928), engineer and inventor, was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, the son of George W. Latimer, a barber, and Rebecca Smith, both former slaves who escaped from Norfolk, Virginia, on 4 October 1842. When not attending Phillips Grammar School in Boston, Lewis spent much of his youth working in his father’s barber shop, as a paperhanger, and selling the abolitionist newspaper ...

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