Thompson, Noted Sprinkler Man, Dead Everett Lang Thompson, chairman of the board of the Automatic Sprinkler Corporation of America, died suddenly on November 4 while attending a quarterly meeting of his company at Hotel Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio. He was born in New York, on September 9, 1871, and early in his career became actively engaged in the introduction of the automatic sprinkler in New York city. In 1893 he was appointed general manager of the Manufacturers Automatic Sprinkler Company of Syracuse, N. Y., and in 1897 he became president. Mr. Thompson was recognized as one of the foremost experts in automatic fire control and in the development of new devices for this branch of the work. He is survived by his widow, a father, a son and two sisters. He was a member of the Masons and of the Lotus Club of New York.