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William Lear

Airplane manufacturer

Died when: 75 years 322 days (910 months)
Star Sign: Cancer


William Lear

William Powell Lear (June 26, 1902 – May 14, 1978) was an American inventor and businessman.He is best known for founding the Lear Jet Corporation, a manufacturer of business jets.

He also invented the battery eliminator for the B battery, and developed the 8-track cartridge, an audio tape system.Throughout his career of 46 years, Lear received over 120 patents.

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