Edwin F. Davis
- This article is not about Edwin Davis, discoverer in 1846 of the Serpent Mound
was the first 'state electrician
' for the State of New York
and finalized many features of the electric chair
. He executed, among other people, both William Kemmler
and Martha M. Place
Davis held a patent on certain features of the electric chair. He received U.S. Patent No. 587,649, for his "Electrocution-Chair", in August 3, 1897.