January 27, 2009
Kettering - Charles F. Kettering
Charles F. Kettering, born on August 29, 1876 in Loudonville, Ohio. He began school at Wooster, but transferred to The Ohio State University, graduating in 1904. He served as Head of Research for General Motors from 1920 until 1947. Kettering held over 300 patents over the course of his career, with breakthroughs in automobile engineering, torpedo warfare, medical technology, electrical lighting, and many other fields of engineering. In 1945 Kettering helped to found the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The suburb of Kettering, Ohio was named in his honor in 1955, Kettering died on November 25, 1958. Charles F. Kettering was made a Great Ohioan in 2009.