Albert Garrette Burns
Albert Garrette Burns (March 10, 1888 - December 4, 1951) was president of the National Inventors Congress starting in 1931 and served till at least 1939. He was known as the "Nation's Gadget Chief".
He was born in California on March 10, 1888 to WIlliam F. Burns and Louise C. Ball. He later invented a lock for Model T Fords. Other jobs included working in a tea and coffee store, directing a local chamber of commerce, running a wholesale business, as well as managing a sanitarium and a textile mill. He also invented and marketed a bread-slicer.
- "Gadgeteers Gather". Time magazine. June 19, 1939. Retrieved 2008-12-11.
Very visible and very audible in Chicago last week was the Congress' beaming president, Albert Garrette Burns, who describes himself as "just 210 lbs. of happy harmony." ...
- "Happy Harmony". Time magazine. January 21, 1935. Retrieved 2008-12-11.
Albert G. Burns of Oakland, Calif, was re-elected president of the Congress. It was Mr. Burns who last year revealed that a Clevelander named Antonio Longoria had invented a death-ray which killed rabbits, dogs & cats instantly.
- 1900 US Census for Alameda, California
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