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James Buchanan EADS

American James Buchanan EADS

American civil engineer and inventor, holding more than 50 patents

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on May 23, 1820 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, USA
Died: on March 08, 1887 in Nassau, Bahamas


Eads was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and named for his mother's cousin, then Congressman and subsequent President of the United States James Buchanan. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri.

James Eads was largely self-educated; at the age of 13, he left school to take up work to help support the family. One of his first jobs was at the Williams & Duhring dry-goods store run by Barrett Williams. Williams allowed the young Eads to spend time in his library, located above the store. In Eads's spare time, he read books on physical science, mechanics, machinery, and civil engineering.

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