Thomas Midgley Jr., Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Thomas Midgley Jr.

American chemist

Date of Birth: 18-May-1889

Place of Birth: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Death: 02-Nov-1944

Profession: engineer, inventor, chemist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus


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About Thomas Midgley Jr.

  • Thomas Midgley Jr.
  • (May 18, 1889 – November 2, 1944) was an American mechanical and chemical engineer.
  • He played a major role in developing leaded gasoline (Tetraethyllead) and some of the first chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), better known by its brand name Freon; both products were later banned due to concerns about their impact on human health and the environment.
  • He was granted more than 100 patents over the course of his career.

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