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Roy J. Plunkett
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    (June 26, 1910-May 12, 1994)
    Invented Teflon® (1938)
    He didn't intend to invent Teflon® and did so by accident (April 6, 1938).
    The patent name is the tongue twister 'Tetrafluoroethylene Polymer.'
    It took eight years of extensive testing before Teflon was mad available (1946).
    It was originally sold as military/industrial machine parts.
    It took another three years for the first consumer Teflon® products (1949).
    Mafia boss John Gotti, was known as the Teflon® Don because prosecutors were unable to get charges to 'stick.'
    Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton were known as Teflon® presidents, because they came out unscath no matter what the scandal.
    He earned his chemistry degree at Manchester College (1932).
    He earned his master's (1933) and his Ph.D. (1936) from Ohio State.
    Teflon® nonstick cooking surface gained in credible popularity in the 60's.
    He spent his entire 39 year working career at DuPont (1936-75).
    Teflon® is used in aerosol, electronic, refrigeration and aerospace.
    He was inducted into the National Inventors' Hall of Fame (1985).
    The 'DuPont Plunkett Award' is named in hos honor.
    Research: Tim Howard
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