Who was the first man to die in the electric chair?

Convicted axe-murderer William Kemmler became the first man to be executed by electrocution on August 6, 1890, at Auburn State Prison, New York.

Harold P. Brown had conceived the idea of death by electrocution and conducted the early experiments.

Thomas Alva Edison supplied the equipment.

According to the official report, the procedure, which had to be repeated to induce death, took eight minutes.

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