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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)

Melville Reuben Bissell (September 25, 1843 – March 15, 1889) was an American entrepreneur and inventor of the carpet sweeper. The Bissell corporation is named after him. Life and career B...

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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 a...

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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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Alfred Carlton Gilbert ("The man who saved Christmas") (1884 - 1961)

Alfred Carlton Gilbert (February 15, 1884 – January 24, 1961) was an American inventor, athlete, toy-maker and businessman. Born in Salem, Oregon and died in Boston, Massachusetts, Gilbert is ...

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James H. Snook (1879 - 1970)

James Howard Snook (September 17, 1879 – February 28, 1930) was an Ohio athlete and veterinarian convicted and executed for murder. Biography Snook was a member of the U.S. Olympic Pisto...

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Maj. General Ambrose Burnside (USA), Governor, U.S. Senator (1824 - 1881)

Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a U...

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Lloyd Berkner (1905 - 1967)

Lloyd Viel Berkner (February 1, 1905, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – June 4, 1967, in Washington, D.C.) was an American physicist and engineer. He was one of the inventors of the measuring device t...

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Major Marshall McDonald (CSA) (1835 - 1895)

Marshall McDonald (October 18, 1835 – September 1, 1895) was an American engineer, geologist, mineralogist, pisciculturist, and fisheries scientist. McDonald served as the commissioner of the ...

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Ernest Orlando Lawrence, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1939 MP (1901 - 1958)

Fekk Nobelprisen i Fysikk i 1939. Stend mykji om han på Wikipedia. Det kom ut ei bok om han i 1968:An American Genius The life of Ernest Orlando Lawrence Forfattar er Herbert Childs. E. P. Dutto...

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Sir David Brewster MP (1781 - 1868)

Biographical Summary BREWSTER, SIR DAVID . 11/12/1781-10/02/1868. Ref: 195. Male. Titles and British Honours: KH(1832). Place of Birth: Canongate, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. Place of Death: All...

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William Henry Fox Talbot MP (1800 - 1877)

William Henry Fox Talbot (11 February 1800 - 17 September 1877) was a British inventor and a pioneer of photography. He was the inventor of calotype process, the precursor to most photographic processe...

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Harry H. Hinde (1865 - 1942)

Harry H. Hinde (September 17, 1865 – September 21, 1942) was a Missouri State Representative, businessman, aircraft designer, patent holder, and inventor. Early years Harry Hinde was the s...

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Luis Walter Alvarez, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1968 MP (1911 - 1988)

Luis Walter Alvarez (June 13, 1911 – September 1, 1988) was an American experimental physicist, inventor, and professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1968. The American Journal...

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Warren William (1894 - 1948)

Warren William (December 2, 1894 – September 24, 1948) was a Broadway and Hollywood actor, popular during the early 1930s, who was later nicknamed the "King of Pre-Code". Warren was an avid ...

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Les Paul (1915 - 2009)

Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of ...

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Joseph Jenks, founder of the Saugus Iron Works MP (1599 - 1683)

Find A Grave Memorial# 51417841 ; Joseph Jencks Birth:   Aug. 26, 1599 Hammersmith, Greater London, England Death:   Mar. 16, 1683 Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Son of ...

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Roy Ralph Radabaugh (1876 - 1918)

Roy Ralph Radabaugh was an inventor, whose claim to fame was his patented invention of the "amusement park swing" ride, called the "Monoflyer", of which a variation can still be seen in use at most car...

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Ole Evinrude MP (1877 - 1934)

it was Ole Evinrude, not an impersonal corporation, who freed America from the need of rowing ------------------------------------- Ole Evinrude, born Ole Andreassen Aaslundeie (April 19, 1877 ...

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Jack LaLanne (1914 - 2011)

Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne (September 26, 1914 – January 23, 2011) was an American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert and motivational speaker who is sometimes called "the godfather ...

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Joseph Farwell Glidden (1813 - 1906)

Inventor of barbed wire used for fencing.

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Simon Lake (1866 - 1945)

Simon Lake (September 4, 1866 – June 23, 1945) was a Quaker American mechanical engineer and naval architect who obtained over two hundred patents for advances in naval design and competed wit...

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Jon Hall (1915 - 1979)

) Jon Hall (February 23, 1915 – December 13, 1979) was an American film actor best known for his playing a variety of adventurous roles when contracted to Universal Pictures. Biography Bor...

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Smiley Burnette (1911 - 1967)

Lester Alvin Burnett (March 18, 1911 – February 16, 1967), better known as Smiley Burnette, was a popular American country music performer and a comedic actor in Western films and on radio and...

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Warner Baxter (1889 - 1959)

Warner Leroy Baxter (March 29, 1889 – May 7, 1951) was an American actor, known for his role as The Cisco Kid in In Old Arizona (1929), for which he won the second Academy Award for Best Actor...

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Francis Galton MP (1822 - 1911)

Sir Francis Galton FRS (16 February 1822 – 17 January 1911), cousin of Sir Douglas Galton, half-cousin of Charles Darwin, was an English Victorian polymath, anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical ...

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Daniel B. Wesson II (1916 - 1978)

Daniel Baird Wesson II (April 1916 – November 1978) was an inventor and firearms maker and the great-grandson of inventor and firearms maker Daniel Baird Wesson who was co-founder of Smith & W...

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Brevet Maj. General Joseph G. Totten (USA) (1788 - 1864)

Joseph Gilbert Totten (August 23, 1788 – April 22, 1864) fought in the War of 1812, served as Chief Engineer and was regent of the Smithsonian Institution and cofounder of the National Academy...

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Major General John Wilson Ruckman (deceased)

John Wilson Ruckman (October 10, 1858 – June 6, 1921) was a general in the United States Army. Early life Ruckman was born at Deers, Illinois, a flag-station just southeast of the Univer...

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Major General George Owen Squier (1865 - 1934)

Major General George Owen Squier (March 21, 1865- March 24, 1934) was born in Dryden, Michigan, United States. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1887 and received a Ph.D. from J...

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Charles Babbage MP (1791 - 1871)

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Colonel George Bomford (1780 - 1848)

George Bomford (1780–1848) was a distinguished military officer in the United States Army and an inventor and designer of weapons and defensive installations. Early life and education Bomf...

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Elias Peck (1785 - 1867)

Elias peck was a Farmer and submitted a U.S.Patent #19,311 on 2/9/1858 for a Stalk-Copper for cutting brush from Cotton Fields.

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Isaac Newton Lewis (1858 - 1931)

Isaac Newton Lewis (October 12, 1858, New Salem, Pennsylvania – November 9, 1931, Hoboken, New Jersey) was a United States Army officer and the inventor of the Lewis Gun. He graduated from t...

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Dr. Henry T. Sampson Jr. MP

From IEEE Global History Network : Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Henry T. Sampson received a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 1956. He went on to the University of California, Los...

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George Baxter MP (1804 - 1867)

George Baxter (1804–1867) was an English artist and printer based in London. He is credited with the invention of commercially viable colour printing. The Baxter process, which he patented in 18...

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Heber Doust Curtiss (1872 - 1942)

Heber Doust Curtis (June 27, 1872 – January 9, 1942) was an American astronomer. He participated in 11 expeditions for the study of solar eclipses. Biography He was born on June 27, 1872...

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Eliphalet Nott (1773 - 1866)

Nott was the second son (and the youngest of nine children) of Stephen and Deborah (Selden) Nott. He was born at Ashford, Connecticut on June 25, 1773. He earned a degree in 1795 from Rhode Island Co...

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Claude Shannon MP (1916 - 2001)

Claude Shannon @ Wikipedia Claude Elwood Shannon (April 30, 1916 – February 24, 2001) was an American mathematician, electronic engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information ...

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Franklin Augustus Seiberling (1859 - 1955)

Frank A. Seiberling, founder of Goodyear and Seiberling Rubber companies. Frank built Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in 1915. The Manor House of 65 rooms and 70 acres is now a tourist attraction in Akro...

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Benjamin Tyler Henry (1821 - 1898)

Benjamin Tyler Henry (March 22, 1821–December 29, 1898) was an American gunsmith and manufacturer. He was the inventor of the Henry rifle , the first reliable lever-action repeating rifle. H...

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Caleb Davis Bradham, inventor of Pepsi-Cola MP (1867 - 1934)

Born in 1867, Caleb Bradham grew up in Duplin County, North Carolina and enrolled in 1886 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He later studied at the University of Maryland in hopes of ...

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Arthur H. Scott, Inventor, Paper Towel (1875 - 1927)

Arthur Hoyt Scott was the inventor of the throw-away paper towel and the second president of Scott Paper Company. His parents were Edward Irvin "E.I." or Irvin Scott and Sarah Francis "Fannie" Hoyt...

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Louis Daguerre MP (1787 - 1851)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (18 November 1787 – 10 July 1851) was a French artist and physicist, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype...

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John Backus (1924 - 2007)

John Warner Backus (December 3, 1924 – March 17, 2007) was an American computer scientist. He directed the team that invented the first widely used high-level programming language (FORTRAN) an...

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William Orr (1808 - 1891)

WILLIAM ORR was born in Belfast, Ireland, March 13, 1808, and died in Troy, N. Y, October 22, 1891. He came to this country with his parents in 1811. and after residing in New York and Columbiaville th...

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Brevet Lt. Colonel Henry C. Merriam (USA) [Major General post Civil War] (1837 - d.)

Henry Clay Merriam (November 13, 1837 – November 12, 1912) was a United States Army general. He received the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions ...

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Tom Slick (1916 - 1962)

SLICK, THOMAS BAKER, JR. (1916–1962). Thomas Baker Slick, Jr., oilman, rancher, philanthropist, and founder of the Southwest Research Institute and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in S...

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Lyman Briggs (1874 - 1963)

Lyman Briggs was a renowned physicist, was director of the National Bureau of Standards during Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency as well as that administration’s first representative to the...

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John Haven Emerson (1906 - 1997)

John Haven "Jack" Emerson (February 5, 1906 – February 4, 1997) was an American inventor of biomedical devices, specializing in respiratory equipment. He is perhaps best remembered for his wor...

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Roger Bacon (1926 - 2007)

) Roger Bacon (1926-2007) was a physicist at the Parma Technical Center of National Carbon Company in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, where he invented graphite fibers in 1958. Bacon was trying to measur...

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John Thompson Dorrance (1873 - 1930)

John Thompson Dorrance (November 11, 1873 – September 21, 1930) was an American chemist who discovered a method to create condensed soup and served as president of the Campbell Soup Company fr...

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Sir Charles Henry Augustus Frederick Lockhart-Ross, 9th Baronet (1872 - 1942)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Sir Charles Henry Augustus Frederick Lockhart Ross, 9th Baronet (4 April 1872 – 29 June 1942) was a Scottish inventor and commercial entrepreneur who invented ...

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George Stibitz (1904 - 1995)

George Robert Stibitz (April 20, 1904 – January 31, 1995) is internationally recognized as one of the fathers of the modern first digital computer. He was a Bell Labs researcher known for his ...

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Gen Sir Samuel James Browne, GCB, KCSI, VC (1824 - 1901)

Wikipedia contributors. " Sam Browne ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

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Jeremiah Euchlet Langford, II (1848 - 1919)

Find a Grave Birth: Sep. 18, 1848 Rome Floyd County Georgia, USA Death: Nov. 13, 1919 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA Jeremiah was born on September 18, 1848 in Rome, Georgia. Rome is...

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William Gillette (1853 - 1937)

William Hooker Gillette (July 24, 1853 – April 29, 1937) was an American actor, playwright and stage-manager in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best remembered today for portrayi...

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Brig. General John T. Thompson (1860 - 1940)

John Taliaferro (pronounced "tolliver") Thompson, (December 31, 1860 - June 21, 1940), was a United States Army officer best remembered as the inventor of the Thompson submachine gun. Early life ...

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John Lloyd Wright MP (1892 - 1972)

John Lloyd Wright (December 12, 1892 – December 20, 1972) was an American architect and toy inventor. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Wright was the second-oldest son of famed architect Frank Lloy...

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George Dern, Governor, U.S. Secretary of War (1872 - 1936)

George Henry Dern (September 8, 1872 – August 27, 1936) was an American politician, mining man, and businessman. He is probably best remembered for co-inventing the Holt–Dern ore roasti...

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General P. G. T. Beauregard (CSA) MP (1818 - 1893)

P. G. T. Beauregard From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (pronounced /ˈbɔərɨɡɑrd/; May 28, 1818 – February 20, 1893...

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Dr Joseph Joshua Lawrence (1836 - 1909)

Born in North Carolina, Lawrence came to St. Louis after studying medicine & commanding a Confederate cavalry unit. In St. Louis he established & edited the highly profitable medical journal "The Med...

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Jordan Wheat Lambert (1851 - 1889)

Jordan Lambert, a chemist, was the co-inventor of Listerine, which was later marketed by his son, Gerard Barnes Lambert, president of the Gillette Safety Razor Company and a founder of Warner–La...

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