Lewis Urry


Birthday January 29, 1927

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Canada

DEATH DATE Oct 19, 2004 (77)

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Canadian chemical engineer who greatly improved battery technology with his lithium and alkaline batteries.

Before Fame

He went to work for the manufacturer of the Eveready brand batteries after finishing his studies and serving a brief stint in the Army.


His batteries revolutionized commerce with their staying power. Before them, most battery-run devices had at best a couple minutes of run time.

Family Life

He had one son and two daughters with his wife Beverly Ann.

Associated With

He and Alessandro Volta both advanced the science and technology of batteries.