Sanford Alexander Moss
Life and career 
He was born 1872 in San Francisco, California to Ernest Goodman Moss and Josephine Sanford. He received his B.S. and M.S. in engineering from the University of California, San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University where he built his first gas turbine engine. After his graduation he went to work for General Electric.
He died in 1946.
- "Sanford Alexander Moss". National Aviation Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2011-11-08. "Sanford Alexander Moss, an outstanding scientific pioneer of aviation, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering from the University of California. Later, at Cornell University, his doctorate studies resulted in his construction of a crude gas turbine engine, similar to a modern jet. After he joined the General Electric Company in 1903 ..."
- "Dr. Sanford Moss, Inventor, 74, Dies. Devised Turbo-Supercharger, Increasing Speed, Range of Planes. Pioneer in Field". New York Times. November 11, 1946. Retrieved 2011-11-08. "Dr. Sanford A. Moss, who began his career as a $4 a week machine-shop helper and won world recognition as an inventor and developer of the turbo-supercharger, which played ..."