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Bill Lear

Born: Jun 26, 1902

Death: May 14, 1978

Birthplace: Hannibal

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

Bill Lear

Date of Birth : Jun 26, 1902
Date of Death : May 14, 1978
Birth Place : Hannibal

William Powell "Bill" Lear was an American inventor and businessman. He is best known for founding the Lear Jet Corporation, a manufacturer of business jets. He also invented the battery eliminator for the B battery, and developed the 8-track cartridge, an audio tape system which was widely used in the 1960s and 1970s.


  • Businessperson
  • Engineer
  • Inventor
  • Aerospace Engineer


  • Madeline Lear
  • Margret Radell
  • Ethel Lear
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