Sylvan Goldman

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Birthday
15, 1898
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Nov 25, 1984 (86)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1898
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Nov 25, 1984 (86)

About

Best known for inventing the shopping cart, he also contributed to the development of the supermarket. He opened the Sun Grocery Company, Oklahoma's first supermarket, in 1920.

Before Fame

He left school after the eighth grade. During World War I, he was stationed in France.

Trivia

He introduced the shopping cart at the grand opening of his Humpty Dumpty supermarket stores in Oklahoma City.

Family Life

With his wife, Margaret, he had two sons: Alfred and Monte.

Associated With

Fellow inventor Joseph-Michel Montgolfier also created a famous basket: the seating compartment of the hot air balloon.

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