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Walter S. Wyman, Electrical Entrepreneur

Walter S. Wyman, Augusta, ca. 1925

Walter S. Wyman, Augusta, ca. 1925

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Maine Historical Society

Walter Scott Wyman (1874-1942), one of the two founders of Central Maine Power, is among many men and women who contributed to the electrification of Maine.

Wyman was born in Oakland (then West Waterville). He studied electrical engineering at Tufts University and in between terms worked as a telegraph operator. During the summers he managed the Western Union office in Bar Harbor.

Wyman left Tufts before his senior year, and soon became general manager of the Waterville and Fairfield Railway and Electric Company.

In 1899, Wyman left the Railway and Electric Company and, along with his friend Harvey Doane Eaton, formed his own business that eventually became Central Maine Power.


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