On May 3 and 4, 2011 I attended the National Inventors Hall of Fame ceremonies in Washington DC where Cletrac's founding father, Rollin H. White was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. There were a total of 29 historical inventors, and 10 living inventors, inducted during these very elaborate ceremonies. The historical inventors were inducted at a dinner on May 3 at the NIHOF museum. On May 4, the living inventors were inducted at the dinner and ceremony held at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. The historical inventors were also recognized this evening. The MC for the event was Neal Conan of National Public Radio. Rollin H. White's great grandson, Grif King accepted his award. Those members of the White family attending included, Betty King (Rollin's grandaughter), Rollin White III (Rollin's grandson), Rollin White IV, (Rollin's great grandson),Wendy White, (Rollin's great grand daughter), Grif King, (Rollin's great grandson), Elena King and husband Scott Thomas, (Rollin's great grand daughter), and Catherine Wright, (great grand daughter of W. King White). Betty King and I were co-nominators for Rollin H. White. She and I had worked long and hard at the necessary paperwork for this event since 2008. This event was certainly a high piont in the White/King family. Now Rollin has taken his rightful place in history along with 459 other talented inventors. Thomas Edison was the first and only inductee in 1973 when the NIHOF was founded. A full list of inventors can be viewed at www.invent.org.
Rollin's page can be viewed here: http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/459.html
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