Edison was selected to head the Naval Consulting Board

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Edison was selected to head the Naval Consulting Board, a link between the navy and  the scientific civilian community, in 1915. But while Edison was enthusiastic about the  chance to support his country through inventions, he disliked the stiff environment of the  navy especially when his ideas and suggestions were pigeonholed or rejected by naval  officers. He resigned from the board over a fiasco involving a research laboratory.  Edison originally suggested the idea, believing a facility devoted to military research and  development would be invaluable to the war effort, but Edison ended up clashing with  the navy and the rest of the board over the location and administration of the laboratory.  In the end, the navy agreed to build a laboratory but did not do so as Edison wished. He  resigned from the board in a huff in December 1920. These days, public work was less important to Edison than spending time with his 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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