Charles Edison

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Charles Edison was born in West Orange, New Jersey back in 1890. He graduated from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeview, Connecticut in 1909. From 1915-1916 he operated the 100-seal “Little Thimble Theater”. In 1917, he worked for his father’s company working his way through the ranks to become the president in 1927. He ran the company until he sold it in 1957.

In 1937, he was appointed as an Assistant Secretary of the Navy, then moving to Secretary in 1940. In that same year, he ran for Governor of New Jersey winning the election. He died in New York City just three days shy of the 79th birthday.

What you may not know about Charles is that his father was Thomas Edison. The company he ran was of course the Thomas A. Edison, Inc. He broke the family tradition of being a Republican changing to represent the Democrats.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Well there is a great example of an historic.Who knew ?

Oct 29, 2019 03:45 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. And now I know for sure. Based on the name and a SWAG, I got this one! Enjoy your day.

Oct 29, 2019 04:07 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Like Wayne Martin had this one without reading through!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 29, 2019 04:16 AM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray I thought it might be a relation to Thomas Edison but wasn't thinking of son...

Oct 29, 2019 04:21 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

We with his name I am sure he could have won any election.

Oct 29, 2019 05:06 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I had a feeling you were heading to a relative of Thomas Edison with that name, James.

Oct 29, 2019 05:18 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi James - the name and the West Orange, New Jersey clue helped me with the family identification but some of the other information about Charles was new to me.  

Oct 29, 2019 05:19 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is so interesting and wonderful as well. Thank you.

Oct 29, 2019 08:05 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I had never heard anything about the son of Thomas Edison until today.

Oct 29, 2019 08:32 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James Dray - that is great info.  i think I already knew some of it.

Oct 29, 2019 09:24 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray,

Thanks for the info on Edison's father. I wonder where we would be today if Tesla had won out over Edison?

Oct 29, 2019 10:07 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


One of my clients just sold a home that had a paneling that was in the original home of Thomas Edison...they even kept a piece of wire that Edison SR had  impaled the paneling with or could it have been his sone that did that?  A

Oct 29, 2019 10:29 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I knew!!! Thank you!

Oct 29, 2019 11:28 AM #13
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Charles led a full life filled with many achievements. Both father and son contributed to improving the lives of all of us.

Oct 29, 2019 12:41 PM #14
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James Dray, that was a very interesting life.  Charles Edison made some pretty tall jumps in his life. 

Oct 29, 2019 03:28 PM #15
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing this interesting bit of history.  Quite an accomplished father and son.

Oct 29, 2019 08:57 PM #16
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Obviously NOT as bright as his father James Dray .

Oct 31, 2019 07:22 AM #17
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Thanks for the education James Dray. I suspected he was related to T.A.E.

Nov 01, 2019 06:22 PM #18
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

The apple did not fall far from the tree in the case of Charles Edison...except for ultimate political affiliation, of course.

Nov 14, 2019 10:14 AM #19
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