Charles Martin Hall

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Noun1.Charles Martin Hall - United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863-1914)
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Kevin Anton, company Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, was the recipient of the Charles Martin Hall Award as Aluminum Ambassador/Advocate of the Year.
adopted the -ium spelling for most of the 19th century; however, in 1892 Charles Martin Hall used the -um spelling in an advertising handbill for his new, efficient, electrolytic method for the production of aluminum.
Aviation pioneer Charles Ward Hall, the son of Charles Martin Hall who invented the process for manufacturing aluminum, founded the Hall-Aluminum Aircraft Corp.
Alcoa exists today because of the talent of 22-year-old Charles Martin Hall, who developed the aluminum making process, which is still used today.
In 1886, Charles Martin Hall, 22, a student at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, discovered the process of producing pure aluminum by passing an electric current through a mixture of aluminum oxide (alumina) dissolved in molten cryolite in a carbon-lined furnace with a carbon anode.