George Washington Galeferris Jr.


Birthday February 14, 1859

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Pennsylvania

DEATH DATE Nov 22, 1896 (37)

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Engineer who created the Ferris Wheel in 1893 for the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.

Before Fame

He studied civil engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.


He founded G.W.G. Ferris & Company in Pennsylvania.

Family Life

He had an older brother named Frederick.

Associated With

He was influenced by Walt Disney.

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