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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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.
In 1886 an American student of chemistry, Charles Martin Hall (1863-1914), heard his teacher say that anyone who discovered a cheap way of making aluminum would grow rich and famous.
A cheap process for extracting aluminum from its ore was invented by Charles Martin Hall.
Not so Alcoa, which, in George Smith's fascinating account of its evolution, began life as a "good" monopolist in 1886, when Charles Martin Hall discovered and patented the electrolytic process that remains to this day the only viable means of smelting aluminum commercially.
Alcoa was founded on the work of Charles Martin Hall, who used the new electric furnace in 1886 to produce aluminum for the first time in a commercially feasible electrolytic process.