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Willis Carrier

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning


Who is Willis Carrier?

Willis Carrier invented the first electrical air conditioning unit in 1902. He was also the founder the Carrier Corporation, a company that manufactures and distributes heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. Today the company is a part of United Technologies.

Famous Kin

Willis Carrier is a descendant of Mayflower passengers Richard Warren and Edward Fuller. His ancestry can also be traced back to Magna Carta surety Henry de Bohun. His royal connections include being a direct descendant of King Edward I and other family connections to the current royal family through shared ancestors with the late Princess Diana.

Willis Carrier has a number of Presidential kin including, but not limited to, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Pierce, Millard Fillmore, Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, William Howard Taft, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and both Presidents Bush.

Some fellow inventors that are in Willis Carrier’s family tree include Thomas Edison (often claimed to have been America’s greatest inventor), Samuel Colt (inventor of the Colt revolver), Joseph Glidden (inventor of barbed wire), Gail Borden (inventor of condensed milk), Robert Goddard (inventor of the first liquid-propelled rocket), and Eli Whitney (inventor of the cotton gin).


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Willis Carrier

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Anthony Eames

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed
via John Lapham Jr.

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Little

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 6 times removed
via John Talcott Jr.

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Michael Lookinland

TV Actor

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert de Ferrers

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

21st cousin
via Sir Gilbert de Clare

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

21st cousin
via Sir Hugh le Despencer

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 4 times removed
via William Grindall

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John Howard Pyle

9th Governor of Arizona

7th cousin 2 times removed
via John Tripp

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John Howard Pyle

9th Governor of Arizona

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Philip Sherman

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DuBose Heyward

Author of Porgy (Porgy & Bess)

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. Francis Marbury

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Henry P. Baldwin

15th Governor of Michigan

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert White

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Charles M. Dale

66th Governor of New Hampshire

9th cousin
via Richard Warren

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Charles M. Dale

66th Governor of New Hampshire

9th cousin
via Adam Mott

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

8th cousin
via Matthew Marvin

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Nathaniel B. Baker

24th Governor of New Hampshire

6th cousin 1 time removed
via John Howe

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Mitchell

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Ray Stanton Avery

Founder, Avery Dennison Corp.

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Treat

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Nat Faxon

Actor, Comedian, Director and Screenwriter

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Mitchell

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Nat Faxon

Actor, Comedian, Director and Screenwriter

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Anthony Eames

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Nat Faxon

Actor, Comedian, Director and Screenwriter

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Philip Sherman

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Nat Faxon

Actor, Comedian, Director and Screenwriter

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Little

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James B. Conant

President of Harvard University

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Mitchell

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