Joseph Gay Eaton Larned
Joseph Gay Eaton Larned was born on April 29, 1819. In 1839, he graduated from Yale College and taught in Georgia at the Chatham Academy. Larned later traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to be a private teacher.
In 1847, Larned returned to Yale to be a tutor and was admitted to the bar. He practiced law for five years and became increasingly involved with patent laws. In 1852, he withdrew from the profession and focused his life on inventing and moved to New York. In 1855, he worked in the firm of Lee and Larned manufacturing the Steam Fire Engine. In Brooklyn, New York in the year 1863, he was appointed by the Navy to be an assistant inspector of ironclads.
On May 9, 1859 he married Helen Lee, the sister of his business partner. The couple never had children. Larned returned to the practice of law and passed away on June 3, 1870.
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