THOMAS A. EDISON - CORPORATE MINUTES SIGNED 09/10/1925 CO-SIGNED BY: GOVERNOR CHARLES EDISON, HARRY F. MILLER, JOHN V. MILLER, HENRY LANAHAN, HOWARD H. ECKERT - HFSID 30676
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THE EDISON PHONOGRAPH DISTRIBUTING COMPANY ACCEPTS THE RESIGNATION OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY AND ELECTS A REPLACEMENT.
THOMAS A. EDISON. Typed Document signed: "Charles Edison" as Chairman, "Thos A Edison", "Henry Lanahan", "H.F. Miller" and "J.V. Miller" as Directors and "H.H. Eckert" as Secretary, 1p, 7¾x10½. West Orange, N.J., 1925 September 10. Minutes of a meeting of the Board of Directors meeting of Edison Phonograph Distributing Company. In part: "Mr. Charles Edison stated that he had accepted the resignation of Mr. Joseph Wilson as Assistant Secretary of the corporation so that he might assume the duties of Auditor of this and other affiliated Edison Industries. The vacancy created by Mr. Wilson's resignation will not be filled at the present time. At Mr. Charles Edison's recommendation and on motion regularly made, seconded and unanimously carried, Mr. E.H. Philips was elected Assistant Treasurer of the corporation, replacing Mr. G. J. Schultz who resigned as of September 1st, 1925...." HARRY F. MILLER began his association with the Edison laboratory in 1888, becoming Edison's private secretary in 1908. JOHN V. MILLER was Edison's brother-in-law. Henry Lanahan was the General Counsel for Thomas Edison and his companies. Thomas Edison's son, CHARLES EDISON, later serving as FDR's Secretary of the Navy and Governor of New Jersey, was Chairman of the Board of Directors. THOMAS A. EDISON patented over 1000 inventions including the incandescent light bulb, phonograph, mimeograph, microphone and alkaline storage battery. He always said the phonograph was his favorite invention. The Edison Speaking Phonograph Company was incorporated in 1878 followed by the Edison Phonograph Company in 1887 and the Edison Phonograph Works in 1888. Light diagonal fold and faint pencil erasure in upper left corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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