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Thomas Edison

An American businessman and inventor. He is especially known for inventing the light bulb, but he also created the phonograph, which laid the foundation for much of modern telecommunications. He founded General Electric. Edison lived from 1847 to 1931.
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Hiding her from gangsters, would-be writer and, in the absence of a clergyman, self-appointed town philosopher and moralist Tom Edison (Paul Bettany) takes Grace in and assures her that the townsfolk are "good people, they're honest people.
Tom Edison, a retired Air Force aircraft maintenance officer, has 37 years experience in acquisition and logistics; is currently the Academic Chair for Logistics at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), West Region, San Diego, CA; and teaches all DAU courses in logistics and program management.
Hank DeVries and Tom Edison were instrumental in planning for the Roadshow.
Citizens generally get along and muddle through, although the village's self-appointed philosopher and moral pundit, Tom Edison Jr.