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Garrett Morgan

1877 - 1963

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Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. (March 4, 1877 – July 27, 1963) was an American inventor, businessman, and community leader. His most notable inventions were a smoke hood (a predecessor to the gas mask) notably used in a 1916 tunnel construction disaster rescue. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Garrett Morgan has received more than 1,569,002 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Garrett Morgan is the 180th most popular inventor, the 2,584th most popular biography from United States and the 41st most popular American Inventor.

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Among inventors, Garrett Morgan ranks 180 out of 354Before him are Peter Henlein, Hubert Cecil Booth, Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, Melvil Dewey, Matthew Boulton, and Johann Christoph Denner. After him are Traian Vuia, Friedrich Zander, Gerald Bull, George Pullman, Royal Rife, and J. Presper Eckert.

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Among people born in 1877, Garrett Morgan ranks 57Before him are Petar Kočić, Pavel Bermondt-Avalov, James Montgomery Flagg, Edmond Locard, Wilhelm Adam, and Frank Marshall. After him are Henri Breuil, Edmund Landau, Max Factor, Vladimir Minorsky, Princess Mathilde of Bavaria, and Oscar Milosz. Among people deceased in 1963, Garrett Morgan ranks 60Before him are Fritz Reiner, Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin, Georg Lindemann, Jacob Gade, Ferenc Fricsay, and Rikidōzan. After him are Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Ernst Kantorowicz, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Gustaf Gründgens, Fazlollah Zahedi, and Sarit Thanarat.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Garrett Morgan ranks 2,584 out of 18,182Before him are Don Rickles (1926), Ralph Waite (1928), Martha Scott (1912), Jeffrey Hunter (1926), Carl Sandburg (1878), and Jeffrey Wright (1965). After him are Donald P. Bellisario (1935), Pauley Perrette (1969), Robert W. Wood (1868), J. J. Abrams (1966), Marshall Sahlins (1930), and Leslie Easterbrook (1949).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Garrett Morgan ranks 41Before him are Hiram Maxim (1840), Sequoyah (1770), Christopher Latham Sholes (1819), Charles Martin Hall (1863), Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890), and Melvil Dewey (1851). After him are George Pullman (1831), Royal Rife (1888), J. Presper Eckert (1919), Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834), Philo Farnsworth (1906), and John Wesley Hyatt (1837).