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David Allais

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David Allais

Dr. David Allais (born March 5, 1933) is an internationally recognized expert and inventor in the fields of bar coding and automatic identification and data capture.[1] As vice president and later president and chief executive officer of Everett, Washington-based Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN),[2] he built the company from a small startup into the leading manufacturer of bar code and printing equipment.[3] Prior to Allais' role at Intermec, he served as a manager for IBM. Most recently, Allais founded PathGuide Technologies, a Bothell, Washington-based developer of warehouse management systems for distributors. Education and Accolades Allais received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering in 1954. He received a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona in 1958 and a master of science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1962. In 1965, Allais received a doctor of philosophy degree from Stanford University. In 1988, Allais was awarded th

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Paul Akers

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Paul Akers

Paul Akers is an American author and businessman.[1] Career Akers is the founder and president of FastCap, a product development company that specializes in woodworking tools.[2] Akers started building guitars with his mentor Bob Taylor at Taylor Guitars and Musical Instruments in California right out of high school. He then graduated with a degree in education from Biola University and started his career in inner-city ministry in the Los Angeles area as a pastor with his wife Leanne. [3] He worked as a teacher, and then as a carpenter. In his garage in 1997, Akers developed his first product: the FastCap. It was a technique to cover and hide screw holes with a tiny adhesive cap that blends in with the wood around it. That idea turned into a manufacturing business. Overwhelmed with a multitude of tasks, personnel, and major financial decisions he faced on a daily basis Akers developed the concept of Lean Manufacturing and the Toyota Production System (TPS). Which he credits for propelling FastCap forward.

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Paul Allen

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Paul Allen

Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American business magnate, researcher, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known for co-founding Microsoft Corporation with childhood friend Bill Gates in 1975, which helped spark the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s and became the world's largest personal computer software company.[2] Allen was ranked as the 44th-wealthiest person in the world by Forbes in 2018, with an estimated net worth of $20.3 billion at the time of his death.[3][4][5] Allen left active operations at Microsoft in early 1983 after a Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis, remaining on its board as vice chairman. He and his sister, Jody Allen, founded Vulcan Inc. in 1986,[6] a privately held company that managed his various business and philanthropic efforts. He had a multi-billion dollar investment portfolio including technology and media companies, scientific research, real estate holdings, private space flight ventures, and stakes in other sectors. He owned the Se

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Grady Auvil

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Grady Auvil

Grady Auvil (December 7, 1905 – December 28, 1998[1]) was the founder of the Auvil Fruit Company. He established the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission and first cultivated the Granny Smith apple in the United States. In addition, Auvil received the state of Washington's highest honor, The Washington Medal of Merit, from Governor Gary Locke. Life Grady Auvil was born on December 7, 1905, in Yeager, West Virginia, to Llewellyn Auvil and Ida (Ashworth) Auvil. At the age of two years, Auvil's family moved to Entiat in Washington state. Auvil was raised in Entiat, where in 1922 he graduated from high school. Auvil attended and graduated from Washington State University and in 1928 moved to Orondo. At the age of 22, Auvil founded Auvil Fruit Company. In 1934, Auvil married Lillie O. Grandt in Withrow at Lillie's parents' house. During Auvil's time in his business "Auvil Fruit Company", he made many industry introductions with new fruits and innovations that revolutionized not only his business but the e

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People from Douglas County, Washington

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Duane Berentson

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Duane Berentson

Duane Lyman Berentson (November 22, 1928 – July 5, 2013) was an American educator and politician. Born in Anacortes, Washington, Berentson went to the University of Washington and then Pacific Lutheran University. He taught high school and was a coach and then was a securities broker. He served in the Washington House of Representatives 1962-1980, as a Republican, and then served as secretary of the Washington Department of Transportation 1981-1993. He died in Mount Vernon, Washington.[1][2] Notes Duane Berentson-obituary Longtime Lawmaker Duane Berentson Dies

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Jeff Baxter (politician)

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Jeff Baxter (politician)

Jeffrey H. "Jeff" Baxter (born September 19, 1960) is a former American politician of the Republican Party. Baxter represented Washington's 4th Legislative District in the Washington State Senate for less than 10 months during 2011. Despite being the second choice of the Republican Precinct Committee Officers to current State Representative Matt Shea, he was appointed in February 2011 to fill the vacancy following Senator Bob McCaslin, Sr.'s resignation due to health difficulties.[1] Baxter was ultimately defeated in a special election on November 2011 to former State Representative and Spokane County District Court Judge Mike Padden by nearly 10 points.[2] References "Baxter tapped to assume McCaslin's seat". spokesman.com. February 11, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2015. "Legislative District 4 - State Senator". results.vote.wa.gov. December 6, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2015.

Politicians from Yakima, Washington

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Alex Deccio

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Alex Deccio

Alex A. Deccio (October 28, 1921 – October 25, 2011) was an American politician. Born in Walla Walla, Washington, Deccio served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. He owned an insurance business in Yakima, Washington. Deccio served in the Washington House of Representatives 1975-1980 and then in the Washington State Senate. He also served as Yakima County, Washington commissioner. He died in Yakima, Washington.[1][2] Notes Former Washington Sen. Deccio dies in Yakima Votesmart.org-Alex Deccio

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Don Eldridge

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Don Eldridge

Don Delos Eldridge (December 26, 1919 – October 16, 2007) was an American politician. Born in Mount Vernon, Washington, he served briefly in the United States military. Eldridge went to Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon Junior College, and Washington State University. Eldridge then received his degree in education from Western Washington University and then worked in his family's stationary business and local newspaper in Mount Vernon. He served in the Washington House of Representatives 1952–1970 as a Republican and was the speaker. In 1970, Eldridge was appointed to the Washington State Liquor Control Board and served until 1979. He was in the property management business in Olympia, Washington. He died in Olympia, Washington.[1][2][3] Notes Don Delos Eldridge-obituary 'Former WA Speaker Don Eldridge dies,' The Seattle Times, October 23, 2007 Oral History-Don Eldridge

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Edward Carlson

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Edward Carlson

Edward "Eddie" Carlson (June 4, 1911 – April 3, 1990), was an American hotel and airline executive, and Seattle, Washington civic leader.[3] Carlson was born in Tacoma, Washington.[4] As a youth, he helped his single mother make ends meet by working as a gas station attendant, as well as other odd jobs. Carlson entered the University of Washington in 1928 and, while a student, began his hotel career as a pageboy, then elevator operator, then bellhop. He dropped out of college in 1930, lacking funds. He worked half a year as a seaman, then worked a summer job at Mount Baker Lodge, and beginning in autumn 1931 traveled the country in an unsuccessful stint as a salesman for a device that mechanically blocked (shaped) felt hats. Returning to Seattle, he resumed hotel work, first as a room clerk and then as assistant manager of Seattle's Roosevelt Hotel, next as manager of the President Hotel in Mount Vernon, Washington. On June 26, 1936, he married Nell H. Cox.[3] In April 1937, Carlson returned to Seattle to m

American naval personnel of World War II

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Oren Etzioni

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Oren Etzioni

Oren Etzioni (born 1964)[1] is an American entrepreneur, professor of computer science, and CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.[2][3][4][5] He joined the University of Washington faculty in 1991, where he became the Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. In May 2005, he founded and became the director of the university's Turing Center.[6] The center investigated problems in data mining, natural language processing, the Semantic Web and other web search topics.[7] Etzioni coined the term machine reading[8] and helped to create the first commercial comparison shopping agent. Education Etzioni was the first student to major in computer science at Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1986. He earned a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in January, 1991, supervised by Tom M. Mitchell.[6] Research Etzioni was appointed CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in September 2013.[9]

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Graham Elliot

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Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot Bowles (born January 4, 1977)[1][2][3] is an American chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality. He first gained recognition in the restaurant business as a three-time nominee for the James Beard Award. In 2004 he was named to Food & Wine's "Best New Chefs" list, and became the youngest chef in the States to receive four stars from a major publication (Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times) before the age of 30, and the youngest chef in the United States to receive four stars from a major publication.[4] Among television viewers, he gained fame as a contestant on the programs Iron Chef and Top Chef Masters, and as a judge on the first six seasons of MasterChef, and on its spinoff, MasterChef Junior. Early life Graham Elliot Bowles was born in Seattle, Washington.[5][6] A self-described "Navy brat", Graham has traveled the world and all fifty states,[7] sparking an intense interest in food and music, which led him to attend Johnson & Wales University.[6] Career In 2004 El

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John M. Frink

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John M. Frink

Washington Iron Works headquarters in Pioneer Square, Seattle; also called Frink Building and Washington Shoe Building John M. Frink (January 21, 1855 – August 31, 1914) was an early Washington State politician and businessperson.[1][2] Born in Pennsylvania in 1855, Frink attended Washington College in Topeka, and began a teaching career in Kansas. Arriving in Seattle in 1874, he both taught and served as principal at Seattle's Belltown School. Capitalizing on the City's growth, Frink formed a successful foundry business, Washington Iron Works. He later established the Seattle Electric Company, was a director of the Seattle Savings Bank, and served as a Washington State senator. He lost in the 1900 general election in a bid to unseat John Rankin Rogers as Governor of Washington State, running as a Republican.[3] Frink in 1891 In 1906 Frink became a member of the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners, and later its president. In 1906 he donated the property that became Frink Park to the City of Seattle.[4]

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Booth Gardner

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Booth Gardner

Booth Gardner (August 21, 1936 – March 15, 2013) was an American politician who served as the 19th governor of the U.S. state of Washington between 1985 and 1993. He also served as the ambassador of the GATT. A Democrat, Gardner served in the Washington State Senate and was Pierce County Executive prior to his tenure as governor. His service was notable for advancing standards-based education and environmental protection. Background Gardner was born in Tacoma, Washington on August 21, 1936. He attended Clover Park Junior High in Lakewood, Washington before graduating from Lakeside School in Seattle.[1] His parents divorced when he was very young; through his mother's remarriage he became an heir to the Weyerhaeuser fortune. His mother and his sister, his only sibling, died in a plane crash when he was 14.[2] Gardner was a graduate of the University of Washington and Harvard Business School.[3] His stepfather was Norton Clapp, one of the original owners of the Seattle Space Needle. In 1976, he owned the Tac

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Tom Huff (politician)

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Tom Huff (politician)

Tom G. Huff (1933 – April 14, 2013) was an American businessman and politician. Biography Born and raised in Mandan, North Dakota, Huff attended local public schools and graduated from Sumner High School. He attended college at the University of Puget Sound and Knapp College.[1] Huff made a business career in Washington State, where he became an executive for Sears, a major retailer and catalog company. He became interested in politics, joining the Republican Party. Elected in 1994 to the Washington House of Representatives, he served from 1995 to 2000 representing Gig Harbor.[2] Notes "Former legislator and Republican statesman Tom Huff passes away", Washington State Wire Obituary: Tom G. Huff, The News Tribune Archived 2013-06-30 at Archive.today External links Tom G. Huff at Find a Grave

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