Carus-Wilson, Charles Ashley 1812 - 1942

English; British

1860-1942, electrical engineer

Charles Ashley Carus-Wilson is a British electrical engineer, who was born in 1860 and was educated at Haileybury, Pembroke College Cambridge and at the Royal Engineering College, Coppers Hill. In 1882, at the age of 22 he was sent to Bucharest, Romania to install electric lights in the King of Romania's Palace. On his return in 1887 he took up an appointment on the staff at Coopers Hill College and in 1890 he became Professor of Electrical Engineering at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He held this appointment until 1898, and after returning from Canada practised as a consulting engineer in Westminster.

Carus-Wilson was a well-known lecturer on various engineering and scientific subjects at University College, London, and read many papers before the Institutions of Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineers, as well as the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Physical Society.

Carus-Wilson died on the 7th August 1942 in Bournemouth.