Hanford, William Edward

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Hanford, William Edward Gender: M
born on 9 December 1908 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Bristol, Pennsylvania, 40n06, 74w51
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°15' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 08°46 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 10°00'


American chemist, nicknamed 'Butch Hanford,' best known for developing the modern process to make multipurpose material polyurethane. On 2 June 1942, Hanford was awarded a patent for his process. Currently, this method is responsible for manufacturing many of the plastics that are used in medicine, the automotive industry, and consumer products. Hanford's later accomplishments included the development of the first liquid household detergent and a new kind of ammunition for Winchester-Western Company. For his work, Hanford was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1991. William Edward Hanford died on 27 January 1996 in Bethesda, Maryland, aged 87. Following his death, The New York Times published his obituary, noting that his developments were "a tremendous breakthrough" and "monumental."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Great Achievement 2 June 1942 (Awarded a patent)
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  • Work : Prize 1991 (National Inventors Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate: born at "12 M."


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (National Inventors)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Polyurethane)