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 Leo Hendrik Baekeland

Leo Hendrik Baekeland

Birth
Ghent, Arrondissement Gent, East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Death 23 Feb 1944 (aged 80)
Beacon, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Burial Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 7704571 · View Source
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Scientist, Inventor. Having graduated from the University of Ghent in Belgium in 1882 and having received his doctorate from there in 1884, he immigrated to the United States in 1889. He invented Velox, a photographic paper, and received a fortune when he sold his Nepera Chemical Company to Eastman Kodak in 1899. Experimenting with synthetic resins, he introduced Bakelite in 1907 and formed the Bakelite Company the next year, serving as president of the company until 1939.

Bio by: Garver Graver



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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 23 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7704571
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leo Hendrik Baekeland (14 Nov 1863–23 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7704571, citing Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .