Edward Wilson Davis

Inventor

1888 – 1973

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Who was Edward Wilson Davis?

Edward Wilson Davis was an American engineer and inventor famous for pioneering early research into taconite. As a researcher at the University of Minnesota, Davis developed an engineering process to economically extract iron ore from hard taconite rocks, making taconite valuable as iron ore for the iron and steel industries. He worked closely with industrial firms such as the Mesabi Iron Company and the Reserve Mining Company to transform his research into a working industry on northeast Minnesota's Iron Range. Davis was known as "Mr. Taconite" for his efforts.

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Born
May 8, 1888
Cambridge City
Also known as
  • Edward Davis
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Minnesota
Died
Dec 3, 1973

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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