James Franklin Hyde

Inventor James Franklin Hyde Full Name: James Franklin Hyde

United States of America

Profession: Inventor
Why Famous: Credited with creating the silicone industry in the 1930s, Hyde was directly responsible for the creation of both silicone and fused silica. The latter has been used in aeronautics, advanced communications and computing. Hyde is recognized as the "father of silicones."

Born: March 11, 1903
Birthplace: Solvay, New York, United States
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: October 11, 1999 (aged 96)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

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