Richard Jordan Gatling

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Noun1.Richard Jordan Gatling - United States inventor of the first rapid firing gun (1818-1903)Richard Jordan Gatling - United States inventor of the first rapid firing gun (1818-1903)
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Richard J. Gatling designed the multi-barrel Gatling gun, the first effective machine gun.
Born in 1818 in North Carolina, the son of a successful southern planter, Richard J. Gatling never stopped applying his mind to mechanical challenges for the next 85 years.