Saturday, December 22, 2018

First Illuminated Christmas Tree

December 22, 1882

Edward Hibberd Johnson was an inventor and business associate of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison. He was involved in many of Edison's projects, and was a partner in an early organization which evolved into the General Electric Company.

When Johnson was Vice President of the Edison Electric Light Company, a predecessor of Con Edison, he created the first known electrically illuminated Christmas tree at his home in New York City on 1882.

Edward H. Johnson became the Father of Electric Christmas Tree Lights. He died in an electrical accident.