James Fergason

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Birthday
12, 1934
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Dec 9, 2008 (74)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1934
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Dec 9, 2008 (74)

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American inventor and pioneer in the field of liquid crystal display technology who created the first practical LCD screen. He was amember of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and he held over 150 patents in the United States and over 500 foreign patents during his career.

Before Fame

He attended a one-room elementary school in rural Missouri.

Trivia

In 1971 a Swiss watch company adapted his patented LCD technology to their products and by 1977 most digital watches were LCD.

Family Life

His family moved to Carollton, MO, and he was allowed to attend a large high school and enroll in the University of Missouri.

Associated With

Like Josephine Cochrane, inventor of the washing machine, his discovery earned him a spot in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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