Carleton Ellis

Inventor

1876 – 1941

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Who was Carleton Ellis?

Carleton Ellis was an American inventor and a pioneer in the field of organic chemistry. He is the forgotten father of margarine, polyester, anti-knock gasoline, paint and varnish remover, and holder of 753 patents. A native of Keene, New Hampshire, he was the valedictorian of his high school class, and later a graduate of MIT. He then set up the Ellis Laboratories in Montclair, New Jersey.

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Born
Sep 20, 1876
Keene
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Died
Jan 13, 1941

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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