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Q: "Awards for Edison" ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: "Awards for Edison"
Category: Reference, Education and News > Homework Help
Asked by: tornato7-ga
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Posted: 23 Oct 2005 16:35 PDT
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Question ID: 583974
I'm doing a report and I'm supposed to list any awards or prizes won
by my chosen scicentist -- Thomas Alva Edison. I know he has many
patents... but what about AWARDS????? Can you find any?
Subject: Re: "Awards for Edison"
Answered By: juggler-ga on 23 Oct 2005 17:28 PDT

Here are six awards received by Edison:

The Congressional Gold Medal (May 29, 1928)
source: Congressional Gold Medal Recipients - Office of the Clerk

The Rumford Prize (1895)
American Academy of Arts & Sciences - Rumford Prize Recipients

Chevalier of the Legion of Honor of France (1878)
Commander of the Legion of Honor of France (1889)
The Albert Medal of the Society of Arts of Great Britain (1892)
source: World

The Adelshald Medal of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (1909)
source: The Edison Papers at Rutgers:

search strategy:
"edison received" medal
"awarded edison" prize, etc

I hope this helps.
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