Leander J. McCormick

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1819 – 1900

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Who was Leander J. McCormick?

Leander James McCormick was an American inventor, manufacturer, philanthropist, and businessman. Along with his elder brothers Cyrus and William, he is regarded as one of the fathers of modern agriculture due to his part in the development of the McCormick Reaper and what became the International Harvester Company. He also owned and developed vast amounts of real estate in downtown Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois. In 1885 he donated one of the world's largest telescopes to the University of Virginia.

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Born
Feb 8, 1819
Rockbridge County
Also known as
  • Leander McCormick
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Lived in
  • Virginia
Died
Feb 20, 1900
Chicago

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on July 23, 2013

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