Robert G. Heft

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Birthday
19, 1941
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Dec 12, 2008 (67)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1941
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Dec 12, 2008 (67)

About

Designer of the current 50-star American flag, which came about as his high school class project.

Before Fame

He took just over 12 hours to sew his flag completely together.

Trivia

He got a B- for his design, but the teacher told him he would consider changing it if the flag would be adopted--and kept his word.

Family Life

He grew up in Lancaster Ohio, where he went to the high school that assigned him the job that would make him famous.

Associated With

Like Betsy Ross, he could rightfully claim to have designed the flag of the United States.