R. G. LeTourneau

Inventor

1888 – 1969

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Who was R. G. LeTourneau?

Robert Gilmour LeTourneau, was born in Richford, Vermont, and was a prolific inventor of earthmoving machinery. His machines represented nearly 70 percent of the earthmoving equipment and engineering vehicles used during World War II, and over the course of his life he secured nearly 300 patents. With the help of his wife, the late Evelyn Peterson, he founded LeTourneau University, a private, Christian institution, in Longview, Texas. LeTourneau was widely known as a devoted Christian and generous philanthropist to Christian causes, including the "LeTourneau Christian Center" camp and conference grounds in Rushville, New York. LeTourneau was often referred to by his contemporaries as "God's businessman."

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Born
Nov 30, 1888
Richford
Spouses
Religion
  • Christianity
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Jun 1, 1969
Longview

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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