Jack Northrop

1895 - 1981

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John Knudsen "Jack" Northrop (November 10, 1895 – February 18, 1981) was an American aircraft industrialist and designer, who founded the Northrop Corporation in 1939. His career began in 1916 as a draftsman for Loughead Aircraft Manufacturing Company (founded 1912). He joined the Douglas Aircraft Company in 1923, where in time he became a project engineer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Northrop has received more than 224,417 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Jack Northrop is the 284th most popular inventor (down from 252nd in 2019), the 5,204th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,977th in 2019) and the 65th most popular American Inventor.

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Among inventors, Jack Northrop ranks 284 out of 355Before him are James Nasmyth, Rowland Hill, George Graham, Ivan Kulibin, André Blondel, and John Barnard. After him are Joseph Bramah, Robert Metcalfe, Edward Lawry Norton, Jay Miner, David Dunbar Buick, and Kálmán Kandó.

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Among people born in 1895, Jack Northrop ranks 165Before him are Liane Haid, Edmund Wilson, Harold Hotelling, John Diefenbaker, Nigel Bruce, and Joseph Banks Rhine. After him are Christian Herter, Giovanni Brunero, Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes, Virginia Rappe, Josef Uridil, and Carl Westergren. Among people deceased in 1981, Jack Northrop ranks 136Before him are Rudolf Krčil, Hoagy Carmichael, Richard O'Connor, Terry Fox, Esteban Canal, and Mike Bloomfield. After him are Paco Bienzobas, Philippe Étancelin, Rino Gaetano, Paul Hörbiger, Mark Donskoy, and Tadeusz Baird.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Northrop ranks 5,204 out of 15,968Before him are Al Ernest Garcia (1887), Stanley G. Weinbaum (1902), Ken Jeong (1969), Gary Peacock (1935), Walter Piston (1894), and Sandra Brown (1948). After him are Louise Arner Boyd (1887), Frances Cleveland (1864), Sherman Hemsley (1938), Winfield Scott Hancock (1824), Edward Robinson (1794), and Jack Haley (1898).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Jack Northrop ranks 65Before him are Wilson Greatbatch (1919), Walter Hunt (1796), Ralph Hartley (1888), Raymond Damadian (1936), Lester Allan Pelton (1829), and David Bushnell (1742). After him are Robert Metcalfe (1946), Edward Lawry Norton (1898), Jay Miner (1932), Henry M. Leland (1843), Whitcomb L. Judson (1846), and John Fitch (1743).