George Roby Dempster

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Birthday
16, 1887
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Sep 18, 1964 (77)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
16, 1887
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Sep 18, 1964 (77)

About

Inventor of the Dempster-Dumpster, a trash container in common use for generations. He used his business to finance a career in politics.

Before Fame

He worked as a steam shovel operator in the building of the Panama Canal, a dangerous job because of the tropical diseases and the constant rock slides.

Trivia

He also manufactured the Dempster-Balester car crusher and baler and the Dempster-Dumpmaster front-loading dump truck.

Family Life

He sold his inventions through his family's Dempster Brothers Construction Company.

Associated With

His funeral's mourners included Al Gore's father, the senior Gore.