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Charles Martin Hall

  • Birth 6 Dec 1863 Thompson, Geauga County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 27 Dec 1914 Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Sec. E, Lot 10
  • Memorial ID 39608183

American chemist, inventor and engineer. In 1886 he invented an inexpensive method for producing aluminium by means of electrolysis. Coincidentally, French inventor Paul Louis-Toussaint Héroult designed a very similar process the same year, having both of them worked separately and without knowledge of each other's investigations or existence. This method has become the industry's standard for the obtention of pure aluminium at low cost, and is called the Hall-Héroult process. He continued his research and development for the rest of his life and was granted 22 US patents, most on aluminium production. He served on the Oberlin College Board of Trustees and was vice-president of the Alcoa corporation until his death.

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  • Originally Created by: Nes Pagani
  • Added: 18 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39608183
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Martin Hall (6 Dec 1863–27 Dec 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39608183, citing Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .