-Lewis howard latimer was born in chelsea, massachusetts, on september 4th.
-Lewis's parents were slaves who were lucky enough to escape.
-Lewis was the youngest of four children.
-Lewis lied about his age to join the united states navy during the civil war.
-He taught himself mechanical drawing and drafting by observing the work of draftsmen at the firm.
-lATIMER HELPED IMPROVE THE RAILROAD CAR BATHROOM AND AN EARLY AIR CONDITIONING UNIT.
-Lewis influenced society by patenting and helping make two of the most used inventions today, the telephone, and the lightbulb.
-Lewis worked with Alexander graham bell, Hiram maxim, and thomas edison.
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