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Cresson Henry Kearny (1914 - 2003)

Cresson Henry Kearny (/ˈkɑrni/; January 7, 1914 — December 18, 2003) wrote several survival-related books based primarily on research performed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

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George Woolsey Van Hoose (deceased)

James Harris Fitts, "Genealogy of the Fitts or Fitz Family in America," MDCCCXCVII page 151 No.187 George Wolsey Van Hoose is a lawyer of prominence, and has been for many years Register of the Chancer...

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Louis Agassiz Shaw, Jr. MP (1886 - 1940)

Invented the Iron Lung:

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Melvin Johnson (1909 - 1965)

Melvin Maynard Johnson Jr. (August 1909 – January 9, 1965) was an American designer of firearms, lawyer, and US Marine Corps officer. Born into an affluent Boston, Massachusetts family, he w...

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Albert H. Bumstead (1875 - 1940)

Albert Hoit Bumstead was an American cartographer and inventor. He was born in Boston in 1875, and attended Worcester Academy for one year, graduating in 1894. His home at that time was Atlanta, Geor...

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Horace Allan Wilkinson (c.1911 - 1998)

INVENTED CONCRETE BLOCK MACHINE WHEN HE WAS ONLY 16 YEARS OLD. WENT ON TO WORK AS AN IMPORTANT PART OF REDLANDS TILES AND DEFECTED TO MARLEY TILES ONCE. LOVED THE PUFFA BILLIES. Had lightish brown ...

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Paul MacCready (1925 - 2007)

Paul B. MacCready, Jr. (September 29, 1925 - August 28, 2007) was an American aeronautical engineer. He was the founder of AeroVironment and the designer of the human-powered aircraft that won the fi...

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Arnold Orville Beckman (1900 - 2004)

Arnold Orville Beckman (April 10, 1900 – May 18, 2004) was an American chemist, inventor, investor, and philanthropist. While a professor at California Institute of Technology, he founded Beck...

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Charles M Bowman (1847 - 1930)

Charles M. Bowman, veteran newspaper editor and publisher, and inventive genius, passed away at 8:15 o'clock Sunday evening at his home, 34 South Ninth Street, where he had been confined to bed for sev...

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Dr. Sewell Jones Leach (1812 - 1885)

* LEACH, SEWELL JONES, dentist and businessman, was born in New York City, November 14, 1812, and died in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, August 6, 1885; son of Ephraim Leach and Sophia (Jones) Leach. His educati...

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A. Baldwin Wood (1879 - 1956)

Albert Baldwin Wood (December 1, 1879 – May 10, 1956) was an inventor and engineer from New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Eng...

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Dr. Thomas MacKellar, PhD (1812 - 1899)

* * Inventor: U.S. Patent D10,955 on Dec. 10, 1878 for a "Design for a Font of Printing Types"---U.S. Patent 463,427 on Nov. 17, 1891 for a "Metallic Alloy" (For type)-----A very famous type-founder, h...

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James Hargreaves (c.1720 - 1778)

James Hargreaves James Hargreaves (c. 1720 – 22 April 1778)[2] was a weaver, carpenter and inventor in Lancashire, England. He was one of three inventors responsible for mechanising spinning. ...

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John Heathcoat MP (deceased)

John Heathcoat From Wikipedia: John Heathcoat (7 August 1783 – 18 January 1861) was an English inventor from Duffield in Derbyshire. During his apprenticeship he made an improvement to the...

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Ralph Wedgwood MP (1766 - 1837)

Ralph Wedgwood Ralph Wedgwood (1766–1837) was an English inventor and member of the Wedgwood family of potters. His most notable invention was the earliest form of carbon paper, a method of cr...

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Solomon Aaron Lischinsky MP (1908 - 1985)

Solomon Aaron Leschinsky (March 27, 1908 – January 26, 1985) was an American inventor. He was born in Montreal, Canada to Jewish parents originally from a region near Odessa, Russian Empire. Gro...

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Edmund Cartwright MP (1743 - 1823)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary Edmund Cartwright was an English inventor. He graduated from Oxford University very early and went on to invent the power loom. Married to local Elizabeth McMac at 19, ...

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William Murdock MP (1754 - 1839)

William Murdock/Murdoch From Wikipedia: William Murdoch (sometimes spelled Murdock) (21 August 1754 – 15 November 1839) was a Scottish engineer and long-term inventor. Murdoch was employed...

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Thomas Newcomen MP (1663 - 1729)

Thomas Newcomen Thomas Newcomen was a prominent British engineer, best known for inventing the atmospheric steam engine, which was the the world’s oldest known steam engine for pumping water. ...

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Thomas Savery MP (c.1650 - 1715)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary Thomas Savery (c. 1650–1715) was an English inventor and engineer, born at Shilstone, a manor house near Modbury, Devon, England. Career Savery became a mili...

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Sir John Napier MP (c.1550 - 1617)

The Scots peerage : founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom; Page 417 ( ) John Napier of...

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Abner Duell Thomas, M. D. (1839 - 1909)

A physician, serving as such during the civil war. He was a successful inventor and manufacturer of cotton presses and other machinery. He lived at Little Rock, Ark., where he d. Dec. 21, 1909. THE G...

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Brevet Brig. General Albert J. Myer (USA) (1828 - 1880)

Albert James Myer (September 20, 1828 – August 24, 1880) was a surgeon and United States Army officer. He is known as the father of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, as its first chief signal office...

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Brig. General William Crozier (1855 - 1942)

William Crozier (Carrollton, Ohio, February 19, 1855 – November 11, 1942) was an American artillerist and inventor. Born at Carrollton, Ohio on February 19, 1855, Crozier was the son of Robert C...

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Andrew Jackson Higgins MP (1886 - 1952)

Andrew Jackson Higgins (28 August 1886 – 1 August 1952) was the founder and owner of Higgins Industries, the New Orleans-based manufacturer of "Higgins boats" (LCVPs) during World War II. The Hi...

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Samuel T. Wellman (USA) (1847 - 1919)

Samuel Thomas Wellman, (February 5, 1847 – July 11, 1919) was an American steel industry pioneer, industrialist, and prolific inventor. Charles M. Schwab of Bethlehem Steel described Samuel T....

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Major Sir William Palliser CB MP (1830 - 1882)

Major Sir William Palliser CB MP (18 June 1830 – 4 February 1882) was an Irish-born politician and inventor, Member of Parliament for Taunton from 1880 until his death. Links wikipedia.org...

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Captain Nicholas Bayard Clinch (CSA) (1832 - 1888)

Profile photo: Clinch family vault at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia Captain Nicholas Bayard Clinch (1832 to 15 March 1888) was a commander in the army of Confederate States of America d...

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Harold Stirling Vanderbilt (1884 - 1970)

Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, july 6, 1884, july 4, 1970, "Mike", nicknamed "professor", of Newport RI, was born at Oakdale New York. Vanderbilt graduated from Harvard Law School in 1910, then entered ...

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John Henry Knight MP (1847 - 1917)

John Henry Knight John Henry Knight (21 January 1847 – 22 September 1917), from Farnham, was a wealthy engineer, landowner and inventor. With the help of the engineer George Parfitt he built o...

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John Lawrence Bogert MP (1858 - 1956)

John Lawrence Bogert . Born in Flushing, Long Island, October 27, 1858. Son of Henry Augustine and Mary Bowne (Lawrence) Bogert and brother of Henry L. Bogert, also of the Class of '78. Educated at Flu...

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Alfred Mosher Butts (1899 - 1993)

Alfred Mosher Butts (April 13, 1899 – April 4, 1993) was an American architect, famous for inventing the board game Scrabble in 1938. Scrabble

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Elliot Handler MP (1916 - 2011)

Isadore Elliot Handler cofounded Mattel, Inc. which was named after Handler and his business partner Harold Matson. His wife, Ruth Mosko Handler, took over Matson's role when the Handlers bought out ...

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Henry G. Lykken (1880 - 1958)

Henry G. Lykken (December 9, 1880 - 1958) was an American inventor who is credited with invention of: emergency tires, pneumatic grain elevators, coal pulverizers, and the original flour milling eq...

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Roger Sherman Hoar (1887 - 1963)

Roger Sherman Hoar (April 8, 1887 – October 10, 1963) was a state senator and assistant Attorney General, state of Massachusetts. He also wrote science fiction under the pseudonym of "Ralph Mi...

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Butler Ames (1871 - 1954)

Butler Ames (August 22, 1871 – November 6, 1954) was an American politician, engineer, soldier and businessman. He was the son of Adelbert Ames and grandson of Benjamin Franklin Butler, both d...

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Petrus van Musschenbroek, prof.dr. MP (1692 - 1761)

nl.wikipedia... ; Petrus (Pieter) van Musschenbroeck (Leiden, 14 maart 1692 – aldaar, 19 september 1761) was een Nederlandse medicus, wis- en natuurkundige, meteoroloog en astronoom. Hij was...

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Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856 - 1915)

Frederick Winslow Taylor (March 20, 1856 – March 21, 1915) was an American mechanical engineer who sought to improve industrial efficiency. He was one of the first management consultants. Tayl...

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Jonathan Homer Lane (1819 - 1880)

onathan Homer Lane (August 9, 1819, Geneseo, New York – May 3, 1880, Washington D.C.) was an American astrophysicist and inventor. His parents were Mark and Henrietta (née Tenny) Lane...

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Henry Sargent (1770 - 1845)

Henry Sargent (baptized November 25, 1770 — February 21, 1845), American painter and military man, was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He was one of seven children born to Daniel and Mary (...

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Zachariah Allen, Jr (1795 - 1882)

Eliza Harriet ARNOLD bTWIN: 5 Oct 1796 in Providence, RI d 30 AUG 1873 m Zachariah Allen. This Zachariah Allen was a famous inventor and industrialist in RI, and was long a president of the RI Historic...

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Paul "Pesach" Baran MP (1926 - 2011)

Paul Baran (April 29, 1926 – March 26, 2011) was a Polish-American engineer who was a pioneer in the development of computer networks. He was one of the two independent inventors of packet swi...

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Alan Blumlein MP (1903 - 1942)

Alan Dower Blumlein (born June 29, 1903 in Hampstead, London, died June 7, 1942) was an electronics engineer who made many inventions in telecommunications, sound recording, stereo, television and ra...

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Max Fleischer MP (1883 - 1972)

Place of birth has also been erroneously reported to be Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was a pioneer in the development of the animated cartoon and served as the head of Fleischer Studios. He brought su...

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Chaim Aronson MP (1825 - 1893)

Chaim Aronson (July 30, 1825 – April 22, 1893) was an inventor and memoirist. He was a Lithuanian Jew who lived during the time when Lithuania belonged to Tsarist Russia. Aronson is remember...

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Arthur Ernst Eichengrün MP (1867 - 1949)

Arthur Eichengrün (August 13, 1867 – December 23, 1949) was a German Jewish chemist, best known through a controversy about who invented aspirin. Life Arthur Eichengrün was b...

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Adrian Kantrowitz (1918 - 2008)

Adrian Kantrowitz (October 4, 1918 – November 14, 2008) was an American cardiac surgeon whose team performed the world's first pediatric heart transplant at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn...

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Henry Judah Heimlich MP

Henry Judah Heimlich (born February 3, 1920) is an American thoracic surgeon widely credited as the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver,[1] a technique of abdominal thrusts for stopping choking,[2] des...

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Paul Soros MP (1926 - 2013)

Paul Soros, Shipping Innovator, Dies at 87 By ROBERT D. HERSHEY Jr. Published: June 15, 2013 When Paul Soros, as a young engineer, observed that large cargo ships could not get to shallow-water pie...

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Edward Lasker MP (1885 - 1981)

Edward Lasker (December 3, 1885 – March 25, 1981) was a leading German-American chess and Go player. He was awarded the title of International Master of chess by FIDE. Lasker was an engineer by ...

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Bob Kahn MP

Robert Elliot "Bob" Kahn (born December 23, 1938) is an American electrical engineer, who, along with Vint Cerf, invented the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP), the f...

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Ida Itel Rosenthal MP (1886 - 1973)

Ida Rosenthal (born Ida Kaganovich; January 9, 1886 - March 29, 1973) was a Belarusian-born American dressmaker and businesswoman. Life She was born in Rakaw, near Minsk, Belarus (at that time pa...

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Prof. Hans Goldschmidt MP (1861 - 1923)

Johannes Wilhelm "Hans" Goldschmidt (January 18, 1861 – May 21, 1923) was a German chemist. Born in Berlin, he was a student of Robert Bunsen. His father, Theodor Goldschmidt, was the founde...

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David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons, 2nd Baronet MP (1851 - 1925)

Wikipedia contributors. " David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Sir David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons, 2nd Baronet (born 28 January 1851 – 19 April 192...

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Leó Szilárd MP (1898 - 1964)

Leó Szilárd was a Hungarian-American physicist and inventor who conceived the nuclear chain reaction… Leó Szilárd , Szilárd Leó, Leo Spitz until age 2...

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Ralph Henry "Rudolf Heinrich" Baer MP (1922 - 2014)

Ralph Henry Baer (born Rudolf Heinrich Baer; March 8, 1922 – December 6, 2014) was a German-American video game pioneer, inventor, engineer, and was known as "The Father of Video Games" due hi...

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Larry Page MP

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Lawrence "Larry" Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American business magnate and computer scientist who is the co-founder of Google, alongside Sergey Brin. On Ap...

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Edmund Quincy (1808 - 1877)

) Edmond Quincy (1808–1877), author and reformer was the second son of Josiah Quincy III and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy. He was an abolitionist editor and also the author of a biography of his ...

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Jim Henson MP (1936 - 1990)

Jim Henson was an American puppeteer, best known as the creator of The Muppets . As a puppeteer, Henson performed in various television programs, such as Sesame Street and The Muppet Show , films such ...

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George Frederick Dick (1881 - 1967)

George Frederick Dick (July 21, 1881 – October 10, 1967) was an American physician and bacteriologist best known for his work with scarlet fever. Dick studied scarlet fever whilst serving th...

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Gladys Dick (1881 - 1963)

Gladys Rowena Henry Dick (December 18, 1881 – August 21, 1963) was an American physician who co-developed a vaccine for scarlet fever with her husband, George F. Dick. Gladys Rowena Henry wa...

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Edith Emily Clarke (1883 - 1959)

Edith Clarke (10 February 1883 – 29 October 1959) was an electrical engineer and a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She was the first woman employed as an electrical engineer ...

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Caldwell Hart Colt (1858 - 1894)

Caldwell Hart Colt (November 24, 1858 – January 21, 1894) was an American inventor and yachtsman. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Samuel Colt, founder of Colt's Patent Fire-...

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Melville Reuben Bissell, Sr. (1843 - 1889)

With wife Anna, founded the Bissell Company, manufacturer of carpet cleaning equipment. Melville Reuben Bissell (September 25, 1843 – March 15, 1889) was an American entrepreneur and inventor ...

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Colonel Richard Malcolm Cutts II (USMC) (1878 - 1934)

This soldier-inventor was a native Californian, born at Mare Island on November 13, 1878, and raised in the midst of the environment of the Old Navy, the son of Lieutenant Commander Richard M. Cutts,...

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Brig. General Richard Malcolm Cutts III (USMC) (1903 - 1973)

Following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1923, General Cutts, a descendant of Francis Scott Key, spent much time overseas, and achieved distinction by winning both in 1926 a...

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William Howard Hoople (1868 - 1922)

William Howard Hoople (August 6, 1868 – September 29, 1922) was an American businessman and religious figure. He was a prominent leader of the American Holiness movement; the co-founder of the...

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Solomon Lee Van Meter, Jr. (1888 - 1937)

. Solomon Lee Van Meter, Jr. (April 8, 1888 - November 3, 1937) was an American inventor, famous for inventing the first successful backpack Parachute. Early life Solomon Lee Van Meter, Jr. was...

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Robert Stewart Hyer (1860 - 1929)

Robert Stewart Hyer (October 18, 1860 – May 29, 1929) was an educator and researcher in Texas noted for experimenting with early X-ray and telegraphy equipment. He served as president of South...

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S. Donald Stookey (1915 - 2014)

Stanley Donald Stookey (May 23, 1915 – November 4, 2014) was an American inventor. He had 60 patents in his name related to glass and ceramics, some solely his while others are jointly with ot...

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Robert W. Wood (1868 - 1955)

Robert Williams Wood (May 2, 1868 – August 11, 1955) was an American physicist and inventor. He is often cited as being a pivotal contributor to the field of optics and a pioneer of infrared a...

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Bob Pease (1940 - 2011)

Robert Allen Pease (August 22, 1940 – June 18, 2011) was an analog integrated circuit design expert and technical author. He designed several very successful "best-seller" integrated circuits,...

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Ivan A. Getting (1912 - 2003)

Ivan Alexander Getting (January 18, 1912 – October 11, 2003) was an American physicist and electrical engineer, credited (along with Roger L. Easton and Bradford Parkinson) with the developmen...

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Theodore Miller Edison (1898 - 1992)

Theodore Miller Edison As a child, Theodore Miller Edison was called "the little laboratory assistant" by the family. He showed an early interest in science and performed many experiments at Glenmont. ...

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Carl Magee (1873 - 1946)

Carlton Cole "Carl" Magee was an American lawyer and publisher. He also patented the first parking meter which was installed for use. He was born in Iowa. Magee graduated from Upper Iowa University i...

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Keith Dwight Millis (1915 - 1992)

Keith Dwight Millis (1915–1992) was an American metallurgical engineer and inventor of ductile iron. Keith Millis grew up in Rensselaer, New York and earned his Bachelor of Science in Metall...

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Frederick Grinnell (1836 - 1905)

Frederick Grinnell (1836–1905) was a pioneer in fire safety and was the creator of the first practical automatic fire sprinkler. Early life and education He was born in New Bedford, Massac...

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James Salisbury (1823 - 1905)

James Henry Salisbury, M.D. (12 January 1823 – 23 September 1905) was a 19th-century American physician, and the inventor of the Salisbury steak. Salisbury was born in Scott, New York, in 18...

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James Brown Herreshoff (1834 - 1930)

James Brown Herreshoff (1834–1930) was an American inventor and chemist who developed first internal-combustion coaphtha-driven motorcycles, invented coil-stream boiler, keels used on racing y...

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Henry Flagg French (1813 - 1885)

Assistant US Treasury Secretary. Father of sculptor Daniel Chester French. Henry Flagg French (August 14, 1813 – November 20, 1885) was an agriculturist, inventor, lawyer, judge, postmaste...

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John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (1809 - 1870)

Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren, USN, (November 13, 1809 – July 12, 1870), son of Bernhard Ulrik Dahlgren, merchant and Swedish Consul in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, made his career ...

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Warren Sibley Cushman (USA) (1845 - 1926)

from historical marker in Woodstock, Champaign County, Ohio: Warren Cushman was a respected painter, sculptor, photographer, musician, and inventor. He created the towering Cushman monument in Woodst...

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Nicéphore Niépce (1765 - 1833)

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce était un ingénieur français, considéré comme étant l'inventeur de la photographie, appelée alors « proc�...

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Wendell E. Dunn, Jr. (1922 - 2007)

. Wendell Earl Dunn, Jr. (August 30, 1922 – December 24, 2007) was an American chemical engineer, metallurgist, and inventor. His technologies for high temperature chlorination, gold extractio...

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Moncena Dunn (1867 - 1944)

) Moncena Dunn (October 15, 1867 - July 16, 1944), was a farmer, telegrapher, optometrist and inventor of the fraud-proof, color-coded coupon ballot (Dunn Ballot). Early years Moncena Dunn was bo...

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John Cocke (1925 - 2002)

John Cocke (May 30, 1925 – July 16, 2002) was an American computer scientist recognized for his large contribution to computer architecture and optimizing compiler design. He is considered by ...

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Beaumarchais MP (1732 - 1799)

Pierre - Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais , né le 24 janvier 1732 à Paris où il est mort le 18 mai 1799 ; homme d'affaires français, musicien, poète et dramaturge, il e...

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Chester Floyd Carlson MP (1906 - 1968)

Find a Grave Birth: Feb. 8, 1906 Seattle King County Washington, USA Death: Sep. 19, 1968 New York New York County (Manhattan) New York, USA He was an American physicist, inventor, and patent...

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George Kirke Spoor MP (1871 - 1953)

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Vice Admiral Charles Bowers Momsen, USN MP (1896 - 1967)

VICE ADMIRAL CHARLES BOWERS MOMSEN He was a pioneer in submarine rescue for the United States Navy. He invented the underwater escape device later called the "Momsen lung" for which he received the N...

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Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister MP (1827 - 1912)

Born to Quaker parents, father was a wine merchant and amateur sceintist. Joseph Lister is considered by many to be the father of modern antisepsis. Lister came to Edinburgh in 1853 after graduatin...

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Herbert "Zeppo" Marx MP (1901 - 1979)

Herbert Manfred Marx was the youngest of the five Marx Brothers. He appeared in the first five Marx Brothers films as a straight man and romantic lead, before leaving the team for a career as a theatri...

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Earl Herbert Dilley (1921 - 2008)

Earl Dilley worked for NASA and the Naval Ordinance Laboratory. He participated in the Apollo Moon Landing missions. He was an inventor, with several of his inventions still sitting on the moon. He s...

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Jethro Tull, III MP (1674 - 1741)

Jethro Tull Birth date : 1674 Birth Place : Basildon, Berkshire, England Baptised : 30 March 1674, Basildon, Berkshire, England Date of Death : 21 February 1741 Place of Death : Prosperous Fa...

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James Buchanan Eads (1820 - 1887)

American Civil Engineer and Inventor. He was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. Largely self-educated, he left school at the age of 13 to help support his family. One of ...

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Charles Leiper Grigg (1868 - 1940)

Charles Grigg was the inventor of 7 Up. He invented the drink in October 1929. Grigg became acquainted with the carbonated beverage business after moving to St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to inventing 7 Up...

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Richard T. James (1914 - 1974)

Richard Thompson James (1914–1974), born January 1, 1914, was a naval engineer. He invented a spring toy, named Slinky by his wife Betty, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the early to mid-1940...

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Joshua Lionel Cowen MP (1877 - 1965)

Joshua Lionel Cowen (August 25, 1877 – September 8, 1965) was an American inventor and the cofounder of Lionel Corporation, a manufacturer of model railroads and toy trains.[1] Cowen also inve...

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George S. Parker (1866 - 1952)

George Swinnerton Parker (12 December 1866 - 26 September 1952) was an American board game inventor and industrialist who founded Geo. S. Parker Co. and Parker Brothers. Life and career Parker wa...

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