William Austin Burt

American politician
William Austin Burt William Austin Burt (June 13, 1792 – August 18, 1858) was an American inventor, legislator, surveyor, and millwright. He was the inventor, maker and patentee of the first typewriter constructed in America. He is referred to as the "Father of the typewriter. " Burt also invented the first workable solar compass, a solar use surveying instrument, and the equatorial sextant, a precision navigational aid to determine with one observation the location of a ship at sea.

Personal facts

Given name
William Austin
Family name
Burt
Birth date
1792-06-13
Birth place
Worcester, Massachusetts
Occupation
Surveying
Parents
Alvin Burt Wealthy Austin
Children
unknown
Residence
Mt. Vernon, Michigan
Death date
1858-08-18
Cause of death
heart disease
Resting place
Detroit, Michigan Elmwood Cemetery (Detroit, Michigan)
Depiction
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Politics facts

Political parties
Jeffersonian Democrat

Education facts

Education
Homeschooling

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