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John Gorrie (1803 - 1855)

John Gorrie (October 3, 1803 – June 29, 1855) was a physician, scientist, inventor, and humanitarian. He is considered the father of refrigeration and air conditioning. Born on the Island of...

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Paul H. Davey (1894 - 1980)

Paul H. Davey was the founder of the Davey Compressor company. Paul H. Davey returned from his service in World War I and was placed in charge of research at the Davey Tree Expert Company. The young ...

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John Davey (1846 - 1923)

) John Davey (June 6, 1846 – November 8, 1923), considered the father of the science of tree surgery, was born in Stawley, Somerset, England. Although he did not learn the alphabet until his e...

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Charles Duryea MP (1861 - 1938)

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Norman Joseph Woodland (1921 - 2012)

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Norman Joseph Woodland (also known as N. Joseph Woodland and N. J. Woodland; September 6, 1921 – December 9, 2012) was best known as one of the inventors of th...

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Walter O. Snelling (1880 - 1965)

Walter Otheman Snelling (December 13, 1880 – September 10, 1965) was a chemist who contributed to the development of explosives and liquefied petroleum gas. Early career Snelling studied a...

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Levi K. Fuller, Governor (1841 - 1896)

Levi Knight Fuller (February 24, 1841 – October 10, 1896) was the 44th Governor of Vermont from 1892 to 1894. Early life Born in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, and attended ...

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Lewis Carroll MP (1832 - 1898)

Lewis Carroll Society " Lewis Carroll ", Westminster Abbey Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ( 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll , was an English autho...

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Carl Akeley ("father of modern taxidermy") (1864 - 1926)

Carl Ethan Akeley (19 May 1864 - 18 November 1926) was a taxidermist, sculptor, biologist, conservationist, inventor, and nature photographer, noted for his contributions to American museums, most no...

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John Motley Morehead III (1870 - 1965)

John Motley Morehead III (November 3, 1870 – January 7, 1965) was a chemist whose work provided much of the foundation for the business of Union Carbide Corporation. He was a noted philanthrop...

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Norman Selfe (1839 - 1911)

Norman Selfe (9 December 1839 - 15 October 1911) was an Australian engineer, naval architect, inventor, urban visionary and controversial advocate of technical education. Having immigrated with his f...

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Henry Miller Shreve (1785 - 1851)

Henry Miller Shreve became famous (he's in modern day encyclopedias) for devising & building a shallow-draft boat with high pressure engines. He was the stockholder and skipper of the second steamboat ...

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General Hugh Mackay MP (c.1640 - 1692)

III. General Hugh Mackay of Scoury, known among his countrymen as An Shenilir Mor, The Great General, to distinguish him from other generals of the name of Mackay. In our memoir of the 3rd Lord Reay we...

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George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. (1859 - 1896)

. George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. (February 14, 1859–November 22, 1896) was an American engineer. He is most famous for creating the original Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Chicago World's Colum...

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Harriet Williams Russell Strong (1844 - 1926)

Harriet Williams Russell Strong (July 23, 1844 – September 6, 1926) was an American social activist, inventor, Conservationist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. She is a membe...

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Dr. Karl Albert Connell (1912 - 1986)

Dr. Karl Albert Connell invented the gas mask used by American troops during World War I.

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Reynold B. Johnson (1906 - 1998)

Reynold B. Johnson (July 16, 1906 - September 15, 1998) was an American inventor and computer pioneer. A long-time employee of IBM, Johnson is said to be the "father" of the disk drive. Other inventi...

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Horace Tanner Eastman (1819 - 1906)

Horace Tanner Eastman (1819-1906). He invented the First Pilot (headlight) ever used on any railroad. Unfortunately, he never had it patented. Universally used.

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Joel Eastman (1800 - 1833)

Joel Eastman (1800-1833) invented and patented the 1st Central Discharge Water Wheel & also the 1st Clapboard Cutting Machine. He invented many other useful machines.

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Josiah G. Pierson (1797 - 1847)

Josiah G. Pierson was an inventor who established the firm of J. G. Pierson & Brothers in Ramapo, New York; an iron works that manufactured cut nails. Pierson is believed to have invented the first pro...

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Conrad Schlumberger MP (1878 - 1936)

Conrad Schlumberger (2 October 1878 in Guebwiller – 9 May 1936 in Stockholm) and Marcel Schlumberger (21 June 1884 in Guebwiller – 9 May 1953 in Val-Richer) were brothers from Alsace. T...

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Erasmus Darwin MP (1731 - 1802)

This article is about Erasmus Darwin, who lived 1731–1802; for his descendants with the same name, see Erasmus Darwin (disambiguation). Erasmus Darwin Erasmus Darwin in 1792 Born 12 December ...

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Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske MP (1854 - 1942)

From Wikipedia (English) : Rear Admiral Bradley Allen Fiske (13 June 1854 - 6 April 1942) was an officer in the United States Navy who was noted as a technical innovator. During his long career, Fisk...

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Dr. John Heysham Gibbon, Jr. MP (1903 - 1973)

John Heysham Gibbon Jr., AB, MD, (September 29, 1903 – February 5, 1973) a surgeon best known for inventing the heart-lung machine and performing the first open heart surgery (a repair of an a...

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Lyman S. Spitzer, Jr. (1914 - 1997)

Lyman Strong Spitzer, Jr. (June 26, 1914 – March 31, 1997) was an American theoretical physicist and astronomer best known for his research in star formation, plasma physics, and in 1946, for co...

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Stephen Moulton Babcock (1843 - 1931)

Inventor. Agricultural Researcher. In 1890, he developed the "Babcock Butterfat Test." For over 100 years, this method has been the standard in the dairy industry for testing the quality of milk. He de...

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Robert C. Baker (invented the chicken nugget) (1921 - 2006)

Robert C. Baker (December 29, 1921 – March 13, 2006) was an inventor and Cornell University professor who invented the chicken nugget as well as many other poultry related inventions. Due ...

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David E. Muller (1924 - 2008)

David Eugene Muller (November 2, 1924 – April 27, 2008) was an American mathematician and computer scientist. He was a professor of mathematics and computer science at the University of Illino...

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Stanford R. Ovshinsky (1922 - 2012)

Stanford Robert Ovshinsky (November 24, 1922 – October 17, 2012) was a prolific American inventor and scientist who had been granted well over 400 patents over fifty years, mostly in the areas o...

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Thomas Joynes Smedley (1837 - 1921)

Thomas Joynes Smedley was born 16 August 1837 in Wadsley, Yorkshire, England and died 23 February 1921 in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho. Thomas was the only child of Thomas Smedley b 17 Apr 1803 in Staplef...

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Abby Maria Terry (1822 - d.)

Mrs. Abby M. Terry invented a device for holding the sleeve in place on the arm when another sleeve is being pulled over it. It is called a sleeve stay. Source:

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Edwin Laurentine Drake MP (1819 - 1880)

Edwin Laurentine Drake (March 29, 1819 – November 9, 1880), also known as Colonel Drake, was an American oil driller, popularly credited with being the first to drill for oil in the United Sta...

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Maj. Stephen H. Long MP (1784 - 1864)

Stephen Harriman Long (December 30, 1784 – September 4, 1864) was a U.S. engineer, explorer, and military officer. As an inventor, he is noted for his developments in the design of steam locom...

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Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth (1802 - 1856)

Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth (January 29, 1802–August 31, 1856) was an American inventor and businessman in Boston, Massachusetts who contributed greatly to its ice industry. Due to his inventions, ...

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John Frederick Seiberling (1834 - 1903)

The Story of Stan Hywet ______________________________________________ Birth: 1834, USA Death: 1903, USA John F. Seiberling was the head of the Akron, Ohio Street Railroad, the Canton Street ...

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Jonathan Browning MP (1805 - 1879)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Jonathan Browning (October 22, 1805 – June 21, 1879) was an American inventor and gunmaker. Born in Sumner County, Tennessee, he started earning a living a...

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Joseph Eve, MD, Cotton Gin, (1760 - 1835)

Another of his sons, Joseph Eve, fell under the influence and tutelage of his brother in law to be, Dr. Benjamin Rush, physician to Benjamin Franklin. JOSEPH EVE: Born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on ...

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Conrad Christian Hornung MP (1802 - 1873)

Kilde: Wikipeida: www.wikipeida.dk: Conrad Christian Hornung: C.C. Hornung Conrad Christian Hornung (1. juli 1802 i Skælskør – 11. januar 1873 i København) var en dansk ...

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Captain Cowper Phipps Coles, C.B., R.N. MP (1819 - 1870)

Captain Cowper Phipps Coles, C.B., R.N. (1819 – 7 September 1870), the son of the Reverend John Coles and his wife Mary Ann Goodhew Rogers, was an English naval captain and inventor. Coles die...

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William S. Burroughs I (1857 - 1898)

William Seward Burroughs I (January 28, 1857 – September 14, 1898) was an American inventor born in Rochester, New York. Burroughs was the son of a mechanic and worked with machines throug...

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George B. Selden (1846 - 1922)

Inventor. Born in Clarkson, New York, he was a pioneer in the present automotive industry. In 1895, he was granted a patent for his version of the first four wheel gasoline-powered car. With the succes...

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Irving Fisher (1867 - 1947)

Irving Fisher (February 27, 1867 – April 29, 1947) was an American economist, inventor, and social campaigner. He was one of the earliest American neoclassical economists, though his later wor...

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David Bushnell (1740 - 1824)

Photo: A cut-away full size replica of the Turtle on display at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport, UK David Bushnell (1740–1824), of Westbrook, Connecticut, was an American inventor d...

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Colonel Decius Wadsworth (1768 - 1821)

) Decius Wadsworth (January 2, 1768 Farmington, Connecticut – November 8, 1821 New Haven, Connecticut) was a Colonel in the U.S. Army before and during the War of 1812. He graduated from Yale ...

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Blanche Ames MP (1878 - 1969)

Blanche Ames Ames (1878 – 1969) was an artist and prominent supporter of women's suffrage and birth control. Born Blanche Ames in Lowell, Massachusetts, daughter of Civil War General and...

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Preston Rogers Bassett (1892 - 1992)

Preston Rogers Bassett (March 20, 1892 – April 30, 1992) was an inventor, engineer, and pioneer in instruments for aviation. Biography Preston Rogers Bassett was born in Buffalo, New Y...

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Hedy Lamarr MP (1914 - 2000)

Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American actress of Jewish descent. Though known primarily for her film career as a major contract star of MGM's "Golden ...

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Sebastian Hinton (1887 - 1923)

Sebastian Hinton was a lawyer who also was the inventor of the jungle gym.

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Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898 - 1979)

Katharine Burr Blodgett (January 10, 1898 – October 12, 1979) was the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Cambridge in 1926. After receiving her master's degree, sh...

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Benjamin Henry Day, Jr. (1838 - 1916)

Illustrator and printer Benjamin Henry Day, Jr. is best known for his invention of the Ben-Day dots printing process. He was born on March 7, 1838 in New York City, the son of Benjamin Day, an Americ...

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David Hall McConnell (1858 - 1937)

From Wikipedia David Hall McConnell (July 18, 1858 - January 20, 1937) was the Founder and President of the California Perfume Company, which later became Avon Products. Early life David Hall McC...

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Hugh Hampton Young, MD (1870 - 1945)

Hugh Hampton Young, MD (September 18, 1870 – August 23, 1945) was an American surgeon, urologist, and medical researcher. Hugh H. Young was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 18, 1870...

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John Thomas Wilder (1830 - 1917)

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Hon. Walter Folger MP (1765 - 1849)

The Honorable Walter Folger Jr. (1765-1849) was a self-taught mathematician, scientist, and astronomer, as well as a lawyer, inventor, and U.S. Congressman. Folger married Anna Ray in 1785 and the coup...

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Cornelius Vanderbilt III (1873 - 1942)

A member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family, Cornelius Vanderbilt III was a distinguished American military officer, inventor, engineer, and yachtsman.  Called Neily by his close fr...

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Polly Jacob (aka, Caresse Crosby) (1891 - 1970)

Caresse Crosby (April 20, 1891–January 26, 1970), born Mary Phelps Jacob (nicknamed "Polly" by her parents), was an American patron of the arts, poet, publisher, and peace activist. At age 19,...

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Rear Admiral Sir Edward Fitzmaurice Inglefield, KBE (1861 - 1945)

Rear Admiral Sir Edward Fitzmaurice Inglefield, KBE (1861–1945) was a Victorian Royal Navy officer and later secretary of Lloyd's of London. He gave his name to the Inglefield clip, a device h...

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Admiral Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield, KCB, FRS, FRGS (1820 - 1894)

Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield (27 March 1820 – 4 September 1894) was a Royal Naval officer who led one of the searches for the missing Arctic explorer John Franklin during the 1850s. In doing...

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Sir John Harington MP (c.1561 - 1612)

John Harington (also spelled Harrington) (4 August 1561 – 20 November 1612), of Kelston, was a courtier, author and master of art. He became a prominent member of Queen Elizabeth I's court, and ...

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TIvadar Puskás de Ditró MP (1844 - 1893)

Born in Budapest, Puskás finished his Technical University studies in Vienna. He visited many European cities, then went to America, where he became acquainted with the telegraph and E...

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Edwin Binney (1866 - 1934)

Edwin Binney (1866–1934) is best known for his invention (along with his cousin C. Harold Smith) of the Crayola crayon. In 1885, Binney took control of his father's business, Peeksill Chemical...

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Christiaen Huygens MP (1629 - 1695)

He was a famous mathematician, physicist and astronomer. He invented the pendulum clock, the principal of the steamengine and a gunpowder engine. Jan Jansz Stampioen was for two years (1643-1645) his t...

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Edwin Herbert Land, Dr. MP (1909 - 1991)

American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. Among other things, he invented inexpensive filters for polarizing light, a practical system of in-camera inst...

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Loftus Perkins MP (1834 - 1891)

Loftus Perkins (8 May 1834 – 27 April 1891) was an English engineer, particularly involved in developing the practical technologies of central heating and refrigeration. A description of Loftu...

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Angier March Perkins (1799 - 1881)

Angier March Perkins (21 August 1799 – 22 April 1881) was a U.S. engineer who worked most of his career in the UK and was instrumental in developing the new technologies of central heating. ...

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Jacob Perkins MP (1766 - 1849)

Jacob Perkins (9 July 1766 – 30 July 1849) was an Anglo-American inventor, mechanical engineer and physicist. from Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Perkins was apprenticed to a goldsmith. He soon...

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Colonel Edmund Rice (USA) (1842 - 1906)

Edmund Rice (December 2 1842 – July 20 1906) was a soldier in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient who achieved the rank of Brigadier General. Early life Rice was born 2...

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Johannes Gutenberg MP (c.1398 - 1468)

Johannes Gutenberg (From Wikipedia) Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (c. 1398 – February 3, 1468) was a publisher and a printer who introduced modern book printing. His invention o...

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B. F. Skinner MP (1904 - 1990)

Originator of Behaviourism Burrhus Frederic Skinner (March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990) was an American behaviorist, author, inventor, social philosopher and poet. He was the Edgar Pierce Profe...

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Capt. Isaac Edward Emerson (1859 - 1931)

Inventor of Bromo-Seltzer.

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Adelbert Ames, Jr. (1880 - 1955)

. Adelbert Ames, Jr. (August 19, 1880 – 1955) was an American scientist who made contributions to physics, physiology, ophthalmology, psychology, and philosophy. He pioneered the study of phys...

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Sherman Mills Fairchild (1896 - 1971)

Sherman Mills Fairchild (April 7, 1896 – March 28, 1971) was an inventor and serial entrepreneur who founded over 70 companies, including Fairchild Aircraft, Fairchild Industries, Fairchild Av...

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Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford MP (1753 - 1814)

"... Sir Benjamin Thompson , Count Rumford (in German: Reichsgraf von Rumford), FRS (March 26, 1753 – August 21, 1814) was an Anglo-American physicist and inventor whose challenges to establis...

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Briggs Cunningham (1907 - 2003)

Briggs Swift Cunningham II (January 19, 1907 - July 2, 2003) was an American entrepreneur and sportsman, who raced automobiles and yachts. Born into a wealthy family, he became a racing car construct...

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Edward V. Hartford, inventor (1870 - 1922)

Edward Vassallo Hartford Born April 5, 1870, Orange, New Jersey. Died June 30, 1922 (aged 51), Deal, New Jersey Education Stevens Institute of Technology Occupation Inventor Employer Hartford S...

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Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller, Jr. MP (1895 - 1983)

Information about Buckminster Fuller from Wikipedia Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American systems theorist, architect, engineer, author, designer, i...

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Robert Hallowell Richards (1844 - 1945)

Robert Hallowell Richards (August 26, 1844 – March 27, 1945)[1] was an American mining engineer, metallurgist, and educator, born at Gardiner, Maine. In 1868, with the first class to leave the...

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Nellie Bly (1864 - 1922)

Aunt Pink married Bob Seaman in 1895. -------------------- Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922) was the pen name of American pioneer female journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran. She remain...

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William Moulton Marston (1893 - 1947)

Having led a life filled with totally unrelated accomplishments, William Moulton Marston was a lawyer, a psychologist, invented the first functional lie detector polygraph, created the DISC model for e...

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Brevet Brig. General Edward W. Serrell (1826 - 1906)

Edward Wellman Serrell (November 5, 1826 - ) was a prominent American civil engineer during the mid 19th century. In 1861, during the American Civil War he helped raise a regiment of engineers from N...

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Pliney Earle, I (1762 - 1832)

Earle I (December 17, 1762 – November 19, 1832) was an American inventor who made wool and cotton carding machines. He was born in 1762 in Leicester, Massachusetts. He was a descendant...

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Morris F. Benton, typeface designer (1872 - 1948)

Morris Fuller Benton (November 30, 1872 – June 30, 1948) was an influential American typeface designer who headed the design department of the American Type Founders (ATF), for which he was the ...

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Linn B. Benton, inventor (1844 - 1932)

Linn Boyd Benton (b. 1844, Little Falls, New York – d. 1932, Plainfield, New Jersey) was an American typeface designer and inventor who invented the Benton Pantograph, an engraving machine which...

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Theodore Fitz Randolph, Governor, U.S. Senator (1826 - 1883)

Theodore Fitz Randolph (June 24, 1826 – November 7, 1883) was an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 22nd Governor of New Jersey from 1869 to 1872, and represented the stat...

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William Austin Burt (1792 - 1858)

William Austin Burt (June 13, 1792 – August 18, 1858) was an American inventor, legislator, surveyor, and millwright. He was the inventor, maker and patentee of the first typewriter constructed ...

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Thomas H. Chilton (1899 - 1972)

Thomas H. Chilton (August 14, 1899 – September 15, 1972) was a chemical engineer and professor. He is considered a founder of modern chemical engineering practice and lectured widely around th...

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J. Lawrence Smith, MD, Chemist (c.1818 - 1883)

John Lawrence Smith (December 17, 1818 – October 12, 1883) was an American chemist, born in Louisville, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Virginia, the Medical College of South Carol...

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Sir Barnes Neville Wallis MP (1887 - 1979)

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, CBE, FRS, RDI, FRAeS (26 September 1887 – 30 October 1979), was an English scientist, engineer and inventor. He is best known for inventing the bouncing bomb used by...

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Harvey Fletcher MP (1884 - 1981)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Harvey Fletcher (September 11, 1884 – July 23, 1981) was an American physicist. Known as the "father of stereophonic sound" he is credited with the inventi...

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John Ruggles, U.S. Senator ("Father of the U.S. Patent Office") (1789 - 1874)

John Ruggles (October 8, 1789 – June 20, 1874) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. He served in several important state legislative and judicial positions before serving i...

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Samuel Hopkins (granted the first U.S. and "Canadian" patent) (1743 - 1818)

) Samuel Hopkins (December 9, 1743–1818) was an American inventor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Pittsford, Vermont. On July 31, 1790, he was granted the first U.S. patent, under the new...

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Charles Tillinghast James, U.S. Senator (1805 - 1862)

Charles Tillinghast James (September 15, 1805 – October 17, 1862) famous consulting mechanical engineer, early proponent of the steam mill, and United States Democratic Senator from the state ...

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Field Marshal George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale MP (1787 - 1876)

Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002 : Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of ...

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Robert Parker Parrott (1804 - 1877)

Robert Parker Parrott (October 5, 1804 – December 24, 1877) was an American soldier and inventor of military ordnance. Biography Born in Lee, New Hampshire, he was the son of John Fa...

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James Hartness, Governor MP (1861 - 1934)

James Hartness (September 3, 1861 – February 2, 1934) was an American inventor; a mechanical engineer; an entrepreneur who mentored other inventors to develop their machine tool products and c...

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Ralph Flanders, U.S. Senator MP (1880 - 1970)

Ralph Edward Flanders (September 28, 1880 – February 19, 1970) was an American mechanical engineer, industrialist and Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Vermont. He grew up on subsisten...

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Richard Trevithick MP (1771 - 1833)

Richard Trevithick (13 April 1771 – 22 April 1833) was a British inventor and mining engineer from Cornwall. His most significant success was the high pressure steam engine and he also built the...

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Faust Vrančić /Verancsics (1551 - 1617)

Faust Vrančić (tal. Fausto Veranzio, lat. Faustus Verantius, mađ.: Verancsics Faustus; Šibenik, 1551. - Mletci, 20. siječnja 1617.), hrvatski polihistor, jezikoslov...

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Frederick Brant Rentschler MP (1887 - 1956)

Frederick Brant Rentschle r (November 8, 1887 – April 25, 1956) was an American aircraft engine designer, aviation engineer, and industrialist. A talented inventor of aviation equipment, Rentsch...

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Laurence Vincent Benet (1865 - 1948)

L. V. BENET IS DEAD; BUILT MACHINE-GUN Engineer With Hotchkiss Firm For 50 Years Helped Improve Firing Speed of Weapon WASHINGTON, May 21, 1948 – Laurence Vincent Benet, internationally known ...

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