Spencer Silver

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Birthday
6, 1941
Birthplace
Texas
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
6, 1941 (age 78)
Birthplace
Texas

About

Chemist whose development of a re-usable adhesive led to the co-invention of the Post-It Note in 1974. He won 3M's highest honors for his contributions to engineering and research.

Before Fame

He received a degree in chemistry from Arizona State University in 1962, and he subsequently earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Colorado.

Trivia

Arthur Fry initially used Silver's unique adhesive to mark pages in a church hymnal (Fry sang in the choir, and his bookmarks frequently slipped out and caused him to lose his place).

Family Life

He and his wife, Linda Anne Martin Silver, married in 1965. The couple's two daughters, Allison Anne Silver and Jennifer Lynne Silver, were born in 1966 and 1969, respectively.

Associated With

Silver's co-inventor Arthur Fry was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.