Key Woman

Thomas A. Edison always had a warm spot in his heart for the Western Union Telegraph Co., because it gave him his start. As a young man, Edison was a Western Union telegrapher; later, the company bought his improved stock and commodity ticker for $40,000, which enabled Edison to set up as a full-time inventor.

Last week Western Union showed that it still has just as warm a regard for Edison's family. The company's board elected Mrs. Madeleine Edison Sloane, one of Edison's six children, as a director, the first woman—and the first Edison—to sit on the board. Fiftyish Mrs....

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