Preston Tucker

1903 - 1956

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Preston Thomas Tucker (September 21, 1903 – December 26, 1956) was an American automobile entrepreneur. He is most remembered for his Tucker 48 sedan, initially nicknamed the "Tucker Torpedo", an automobile which introduced many features that have since become widely used in modern cars. Production of the Tucker '48 was shut down amidst scandal and controversial accusations of stock fraud on March 3, 1949. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Preston Tucker has received more than 834,850 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Preston Tucker is the 101st most popular engineer (up from 196th in 2019), the 2,180th most popular biography from United States and the 10th most popular American Engineer.

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Among engineers, Preston Tucker ranks 101 out of 325Before him are Lu Ban, Ivan Sechenov, Pedro Navarro, Count of Oliveto, Nikolai Polikarpov, George Cayley, and Robert Stephenson. After him are Charles Rolls, Paul Cornu, Fedor Tokarev, Alexander Lippisch, Erich Topp, and Nicola Romeo.

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Among people born in 1903, Preston Tucker ranks 101Before him are Alf Sjöberg, Anny Ondra, Erskine Caldwell, Otto Abetz, Misao Tamai, and Charles W. Morris. After him are Rudolf Serkin, Victor Brauner, Steven Runciman, Prince Nicholas of Romania, Richard Thomalla, and Flaminio Bertoni. Among people deceased in 1956, Preston Tucker ranks 58Before him are Walter Sydney Adams, Pío Baroja, Drastamat Kanayan, Savielly Tartakower, Gianpiero Combi, and Alexander Fadeyev. After him are Infante Alfonso of Spain, Alben W. Barkley, Miklós Nyiszli, Ernst Robert Curtius, Ludwig Klages, and Michael Ventris.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Preston Tucker ranks 2,180 out of 15,968Before him are Armand Assante (1949), Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890), Fred Durst (1970), Bud Powell (1924), Griffin Dunne (1955), and Henry J. Heinz (1844). After him are Neil Sedaka (1939), Roberta Flack (1937), Blythe Danner (1943), Prescott Bush (1895), Aaron Russo (1943), and Alben W. Barkley (1877).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Preston Tucker ranks 10Before him are Jack Swigert (1931), Henry Gantt (1861), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Leslie Groves (1896), Vannevar Bush (1890), and Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868). After him are J. Walter Christie (1865), Eugene Stoner (1922), Joseph Strauss (1870), Seymour Cray (1925), Kelly Johnson (1910), and Gene Kranz (1933).