Frederick McKinley Jones

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Birthday
17, 1893
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Death Date
Feb 21, 1961 (67)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1893
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Death Date
Feb 21, 1961 (67)

About

Winner of the National Medal of Technology and member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his contributions to improving long distance transportation refrigeration for perishable goods.

Before Fame

He worked as a car mechanic when he was only fourteen years-old and taught himself electronics, which led to him creating a transmitter for a new radio station.

Trivia

He had approximately 21 patents for his contributions to x-ray machines, sound equipment with motion pictures, and gasoline engines.

Family Life

He was born in Cincinnati and later raised in Kentucky when he was orphaned at the age of nine.

Associated With

He was an inventor like Slavoljub Eduard Penkala.