Adler, Charles, Jr.
- Guillaume de Syon
Adler, Charles, Jr. (20 June 1899–23 October 1980), engineer and inventor, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Harry Adler, a physician, and Carolyn “Carrie” Frank. At age fourteen, he patented his first invention, an electric automotive brake that he installed on his father’s Packard. Following graduation from high school, which he described as “completing four years in five,” Adler entered the Johns Hopkins University school of engineering. During that time he also served briefly in the Army training corps as acting corporal, being discharged in December 1918....