Howard Hughes

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Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes 1938.jpg
Howard Hughes in February 1938
BornHoward Robard Hughes, Jr.
24 December 1905(1905-12-24)
Humble, Texas, U.S.
Died5 Apryle 1976(1976-04-05) (aged 70)
en route tae Houston, Texas, U.S.
Restin place
Glenwood Seemetry, Houston, Texas
ResidenceHouston, Texas
NaitionalityUnited States
EddicationThacher School
Alma materCalifornie Institute o Technology
Rice Varsity (dropped oot in 1924)[1]
ThriftChairman and CEO o Summa Corporation
Foonder o The Howard Hughes Corporation
Foonder o the Hughes Aircraft Company
Foonder an benefactor o the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Years active1926–1976
Hame tounHouston, Texas
Net worth$1.5 billion (equivalent tae $6.31 billion in the day's dollars).[2] at the time o his daith (approximately 1/1190t o U.S. GNP)[3]
Board member of
Hughes Aircraft Company,
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hauf-marrae(s)Ella Botts Rice (m. 1925–1929)
Jean Peters (m. 1957–1971)
ParentsHoward R. Hughes, Sr.
Allene Stone Gano
Aviation career
Kent forHughes Aircraft Company; Films.
Famous flichtsHughes H-4 Hercules (Spruce Goose), Transcontinental airspeed record from Los Angeles to Newark NJ (1937), round the world airspeed record (1938)
AwairdsAcademy Awaird (1928)
Harmon Trophy (1936 an 1938)
Collier Trophy (1938)
Congressional Gowd Medal (1939)
Octave Chanute Awaird (1940)
Naitional Aviation Haw o Fame (1973)
SignaturHoward Hughes signature.svg

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905 – Aprile 5, 1976) wis an American business tycoon, entrepreneur, investor, aviator, aerospace ingineer, inventor, filmmakker an filanthropist.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Simkin, John. "Howard Hughes". Spartacus Educational. Retrieved: June 9, 2013.
  2. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  3. Klepper and Gunther 1996, p. xiii.