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William Lear

Born: 1902
Birthplace: Hannibal, Mo.

Radio apparatus—automobile—Lear's design of a practical car radio launched the Motorola Company. He then turned to navigational aids for aircraft and formed Lear, Inc. LearAvia Corp., and then Learjet, a leading supplier of corporate jets. He also designed the eight-track tape player. (1993)

Died: 1978

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