LIFE LISTS 20TH CENTURY'S MOST INFLUENTIAL AMERICANS<BR>

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  • sanpinn San Jose, CA
    Nov. 30, 2017 9:36 p.m.

    Mary Steinbauer, editor of this special "Life" issue, stated: "In making our selections we looked at how our lives would be different if each of our honorees didn't live." Glaringly absent from the list is the name Nikola Tesla - and I can't imagine how different our lives would be had Mr. Tesla not lived. Although born in another country, he obtained his American citizenship and shared the benefits of his extraordinary inventions with not just America, but with the world. He was a strident Humanitarian, and wanted to "give electricity to the world" - literally. Nikola Tesla was a true genius and the "Father of Electricity." This magnificent inventor possessed an overwhelming dedication to electricity - he invented alternating electricity (AC) and the AC motor, in addition to about 500 US patents related to electricity. When I first thumbed through this Life issue; anxious to see their dedication to Nikola and not finding it; to say that I was shocked, stunned and astonished is an understatement. Why was he forgotten?