Robert Kearns

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Birthday
10, 1927
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Feb 9, 2005 (77)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
10, 1927
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Feb 9, 2005 (77)

About

Best remembered as the inventor of modern intermittent windshield wipers, he was the victor in patent infringement court cases against both the Chrysler Corporation and the Ford Motor Company.

Before Fame

He studied engineering at Wayne State University, the University of Detroit-Mercy, and Case Western Reserve University.

Trivia

During World War II, he worked for the Office of Strategic Services as an intelligence professional.

Family Life

Before divorcing in the aftermath of his court battles, he and his wife Phyllis raised six children.

Associated With

He was portrayed by actor Greg Kinnear in the 2008 film Flash of Genius.