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Henry Dreyfuss

Henry DreyfussAKA Henry S. Dreyfuss

Born: 2-Mar-1904
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 5-Oct-1972
Location of death: Pasadena, CA
Cause of death: Suicide

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Inventor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Product designer, human factors engineer

Designed the Hoover vacuum cleaner, the Polaroid Land camera, the round Honeywell thermostat, the Princess telephone, and countless other everyday products.

Wife: Doris Marks (d. 5-Oct-1972 suicide)
Son: John
Daughter: Gail
Daughter: Ann

    Professor: University of California at Los Angeles (1963-70)
    Administrator: Trustee, California Institute of Technology (1963)

    Bell Laboratories consultant 1930
    Deere consultant 1937
    General Electric consultant
    Honeywell consultant
    Lockheed consultant
    Polaroid consultant
    RCA consultant
    Sears Roebuck consultant
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Is the subject of books:
Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit, 1997, BY: Russell Flinchum, DETAILS: (biography)

Author of books:
Designing for People (1955)
Industrial Design: A Pictorial Accounting 1929-1957 (1957)
The Measure of Man: Human Factors in Design (1960)
Symbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide to International Graphic Symbols (1972)

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