Charles Kettering


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Noun1.Charles Kettering - United States electrical engineer who made numerous automotive improvements (including the electric starter) (1876-1958)
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Charles Kettering (1876-1958) was born in the year the telephone was invented and died in the heart of this country's industrial supremacy.
The Quote Verifier, a useful reference book by Ralph Keyes, lists still other dubious originators: Yogi Berra, Eubie Blake, Kin Hubbard, Charles Kettering, and Artemus Ward.
Women in general did not do much automobile driving until Charles Kettering invented the self starter in 1911.
Charles Kettering invents an accounting machine for the Notional Cash Register Co.
There is the "'Boss' Kettering Award," named after Charles Kettering, the first vice president of the GM Research Laboratories and inventor of, among other things (he was granted more than 140 patents), the electric starter motor, which some argue is the single most important invention as regards the growth of the auto industry (i.
He counted among his friends and colleagues automotive leaders such as car builder Fred Dusenberg and Charles Kettering of General Motors.
Charles Kettering, then-vice president of GM, titled "Where Are Our New Frontiers'?
Charles Kettering said, "A problem well stated is a problem half solved.
The SAE World Congress is produced by SAE International (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers), the venerable industry association shaped by historic innovators including Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Charles Kettering, among others.
Levy has received international acclaim for his work, including the Karnofsky Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Medal of Honor by the American Cancer Society, Armand Hammer Award for Cancer Research, General Motors Charles Kettering Prize, the Damashek Prize from the American Society of Hematology, and the King Faisal International Prize in Medicine.
Leaders of the chemurgy movement such as Charles Kettering and William Jay Hale proposed that anything made from a hydrocarbon could be made from a carbohydrate.
The legacy of Charles Kettering was that of innovation.