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Lonnie Johnson

AKA Lonnie George Johnson

Born: 6-Oct-1949
Birthplace: Mobile, AL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Inventor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Revolutionized the squirt gun industry

Military service: USAF

A bona fide rocket scientist, Lonnie Johnson worked on the Voyager, Mars Observer, and Galileo space probes at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. But he is most famous for inventing the Super Soaker (patent #5,074,437) during the late 1980s. As of 2005, Johnson holds 83 patents, only 18 of which are in the field of aquaballistics.

Father: (truck driver)
Mother: (nurse's aide)
Wife: (3 children)
Daughter: Aneka

    High School: Williamson High School, Mobile, AL
    University: BS Mechanical Engineering, Tuskegee University (1973)
    University: MS Nuclear Engineering, Tuskegee University (1975)
    Professor: Tuskegee University

    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    George W. Bush for President
    Gore 2000
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Obama for America
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society

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