He joined the U.S. Navy and was sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station. The first Lear Jet was sold in 1963; it could carry eight passengers at 560 mph and cost about $650,000 fully equipped, about $400,000 less than its competitors at the time. Failed to remove flower. Since graduating from the College of Law, Bill Lear has served his clients, his community, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky in many capacities: outstanding attorney Managing Partner of one of the state’s largest law firms State Legislator prosecuting attorney Lexington-Fayette Commissioner of Law civic leader and urban developer. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jack Lear; and his sister, Joan Eye. Erin Lear Erin Elaine Lear is one of the grandchildren of the genius Bill Lear, inventor of the car radio, 8-track stereo, the automatic pilot system, and most notably, the Learjet. He will be dearly missed. They took an order of 50,000 coils from Eugene F. McDonald of Zenith Electronics when they demonstrated them. Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. William was born on April 3, 1938 to the late James and Nell Lawson Lear. Mr. Lear is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Kentucky Super Lawyers. Is this page about you? He is survived by his loving wife, Rosie Lee Ray. (Still image from video via YouTube API). William was born to William and Leola Morris Lear. William was born on April 3, 1938 to the late James and Nell Lawson Lear. Make sure that the file is a photo. Publicity Listings He was at the point of wrapping up the entire four-year curriculum in one when he was again dismissed for showing up teachers.":12–18. William was a farmer all his life. Then he met Waldorf Astoria Smith of the Carter Radio Company who helped him with radio theory including Ohm's law. Bill was born in Highland, Kansas on January 21, 1923. For claims of copyright infringement, please contact The Movie DB. :10,11, While in Chicago, Lear had also been employed briefly at a local air field. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request. , Lear was self-taught: "He had read widely on wireless, including the works of Nikola Tesla, the scientist/inventor. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location.  Although Canadair took up its option, Lear eventually realized that the Canadians had simply been interested in using his reputation and skills at promotion, to "penetrate the market," Canadair's design had little relation to his concept and Lear had no role in its development. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. She will be rolling out her plans for the electric airplane space and sharing with you, what it was like growing up as a Lear and being a women in the Aerospace Industry. And subsequently, through much hard work and steadfast dedication, working side by side, Bill and Freddie opened and managed new Sonics all across East Texas.Bill was a generous man with his success and not only wanted more for himself and his family but also for everyone around him. On November 3, the U.S. Election Day 2020 is finally here. We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. :15–23, Lear traded his Radio Coil business for a one-third interest in Paul Galvin's Galvin Manufacturing Company. Later Otto Kirmse took them in and was a step-father to Bill Lear. Lear called the company Radio Coil and Wire Corporation. This account has been disabled. His "LearAvian" series of portable radios, which incorporated radio direction finder circuits as well as broadcast band coverage, were especially popular. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to email@example.com and include a link to the page and details about the problem. | Leave your condolences to the family on this memorial page or send flowers to show you care. Erin Lear Erin Elaine Lear is one of the grandchildren of the genius Bill Lear, inventor of the car radio, 8-track stereo, the automatic pilot system, and most notably, the Learjet. . GREAT NEWS! The Very Light Jet project failed, but the VLJ concept became popular again 30 years later.. Content from Wikipedia provided under the terms of Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0). This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. Although the Lear Jet was quite successful and remains in production, Bill Lear was eventually forced to sell Lear Jet Corp. to the Gates Rubber Co. in 1967 due to other financial losses. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. If you haven't been able to stroll into a real bookstore for a while, here you can get your fill. Reed, Jerry Jones, Tom Sweeney and James Baughman.Memorial contributions may be made to the Parks and Leisure Services Foundation, P.O. Daughter Patti was born in 1930. × A new British study shows that when we eat in front of the screen, we have a hard time perceiving when we are full. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. On Sundays, young Lear attended the Moody Tabernacle (now Moody Church). Wire braided from many fine strands has a large surface area giving it high conductivity at radio frequency. Tuning coils in the radio frequency stage of a set were rather large and Lear knew how to reduce their size by using Litz wire. Erin Lear is an entrepreneur and humanitarian based in LA, California. Official Sites, View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. Thanks for your help! The challenges of aerial navigation led Lear into the development of radio direction finders and avionics products. Her family's involvement in the entertainment industry includes her great grandfather Ole Olsen a vaudeville comedian, and Uncle John Lear known as the Godfather of Conspiracy Theories focused on aerial phenomena and UFO's.Erin started modeling at the age of one in a national ad campaign for Jcpenney. (Chatfield) Lear. Erin is the youngest grandchildren of Bill Lear inventor of the Learjet, Motorola, and the Eight Track Stereo System. Reid was selling auto supplies and hired Lear to expand into radio. Bill Lear next moved to Wichita, Kansas, to manufacture the resulting converted design as the Lear Jet.  One summer he spent with his father in Tulsa, re-building a Model-T car. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend and if one ever stopped him to talk, you were going to hear about his grandchildren, but he would want to know all about you as well. Erin is the youngest grandchildren of Bill Lear inventor of the Learjet, Motorola, and the Eight Track Stereo System. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional, No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. However, the concept was only a very rough outline, prepared by a consultant. GREAT NEWS! She played varsity soccer, lacrosse, and basketball all four years. 8. Later after discharge, and with a young family, "he decided to complete his high school education. The consumer version of players for these tapes first appeared in September 1965. Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. Failed to report flower. There is a problem with your email/password. Having her grandmother and figures like Amelia Earhart as role models also fed her ambition to see more females working in aerospace.At present(2020), Ms. Lear resides in Los Angeles, Ca and continues to work on on many different projects. These images are hosted on The Movie DB's servers, and only embedded on this website. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 20 photos to this memorial. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. Try again later. 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