Tracy Hall

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Birthday
20, 1919
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Jul 25, 2008 (88)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
20, 1919
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Jul 25, 2008 (88)

About

Chemist who became the first person to grow a synthetic diamond according to a reproducible process and using a press of his own design while working at GE. The company went on to make a fortune with his synthetic diamond reproduction invention but all he got in addition to his regular salary was a $10 Savings Bond.

Before Fame

He decided to work for General Electric in fourth grade.

Trivia

He was a bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a church mission to southern Africa.

Family Life

A devoted Mormon, he had seven children, 35 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren.

Associated With

Charles Coffin founded the General Electric Company, which financed his diamond-making business.