George Woodward Warder

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George Woodward Warder
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As seen in "The Stairway to the Stars, Or, Enola Reverof" (1903)

Born 20 May 1848(1848-05-20)
Richmond, Missouri
Died 8 February 1907 (58)
Kansas City, Missouri [1][2]
Nationality American
Known for Electrical Universe cosmology

George Woodward Warder (May 20, 1848 - February 8, 1907) was an American lawyer and real estate magnate who wrote extensively on his personal cosmology of an electric universe, which included speculation that "the sun is a vast generator of electric currents which cause heat in the atmosphere of the planets only where it is needed,"[3] that electro-magnetic, atomic, and spiritual force are the only forces in the universe (abandoning gravitation entirely), and that the sun is habitable and likely to be Heaven itself, as described in the Book of Revelation.

Selected Bibliography


  1. "Obituary Notice for George W. Warder", Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune (Chillicothe, Missouri): 2, 1907-02-08,, retrieved 2016-08-13, "Funeral services, for the late George W. Warder, who died at Kansas City Friday, will take place from the home of his stepfather, Judge W. C. Samuel, East Jackson street, Sunday afternoon at 1:30. Brief services will be in charge of Mr. J. N. Crutcher and burial will be made at Edgewood cemetery." 
  2. "COLONEL WARDER DEAD; Was One of Most Prominent Citizens of Kansas City", Leavenworth Post (Leavenworth, Kansas): 5, 1907-02-08,, retrieved 2016-08-13, "Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 8. Col. George W. Warder died at his home today of pneumonia at the age of 58 years. He was a poet, a novelist, and had written some works on scientific topics. He built the Auditorium, one of Kansas City's largest theaters, but lost it and died in poverty." 
  3. Barton, A. P.; Barton, C. Josephine (September 1902), "New Books: Cities of the Sun", The Life, a Monthly Journal of Applied Metaphysics (Kansas City, Missouri) 2 (3): 137-142,;view=1up;seq=451, retrieved 2016-08-13