Bill Lear

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Birthday
26, 1902
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
May 14, 1978 (75)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
26, 1902
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
May 14, 1978 (75)

About

Founder of the Lear Jet Corporation who also invented several pieces of electronics found in virtually every car.

Before Fame

He studied radio in college, and upon graduation patented the first practical car radio.

Trivia

His Lear Jet company found tremendous success by supplying radio and autopilot equipment for private airplanes before it began building them.

Family Life

His parents separated when he was young, and he stayed with his mother and aunt in Iowa.

Associated With

He was a close friend of TV show host Art Linkletter.