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Symington, William

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  • Symington, William — SUBJECT AREA: Ports and shipping [br] b. 1764 Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland d. 22 March 1831 Wapping, London, England [br] Scottish pioneer of steam navigation. [br] Symington was the son of the Superintendent of the Mines Company in… …   Biographical history of technology

  • Symington, William — born October 1763, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scot. died March 22, 1831, London, Eng. British engineer. Educated for the ministry, he became a mechanic instead. He created a working model of a steam driven road carriage in 1786 and first used steam… …   Universalium

  • Symington, William — (Oct. 1763, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Escocia–22 mar. 1831, Londres, Inglaterra). Ingeniero británico. Educado para el clero protestante, prefirió hacerse mecánico. En 1786 creó un modelo operacional de un carruaje propulsado a vapor y fue el… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Symington, (William) Stuart — (1901 1988)    Stuart Symington was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, but his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where he went to school. He enlisted in the military at the age of 17 and after the war went to Yale but left in 1923 without… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Symington, (William) Stuart — born June 26, 1901, Amherst, Mass., U.S. died Dec. 14, 1988, New Canaan, Conn. U.S. politician. He served in World War I, attended Yale University (1919–23), and entered politics in 1945 as chairman of the Surplus Property Board in the… …   Universalium

  • Symington, (William) Stuart — (26 jun. 1901, Amherst, Mass., EE.UU.–14 dic. 1988, Nueva Canaán, Conn.). Político estadounidense. Prestó servicios en la primera guerra mundial, asistió a la Universidad de Yale (1919–23), y entró en la carrera política en 1945, como presidente… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • SYMINGTON — UNITED KINGDOM (see also List of Individuals) .10.1764 Leadhills/UK 22.3.1831 London/UK William Symington attended courses at Edinburgh University. In 1786 he started experiments to modify the Watt machine to avoid infringing the separate… …   Hydraulicians in Europe 1800-2000

  • William — /wil yeuhm/, n. 1. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter W. 2. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning will and helmet. * * * (as used in expressions) Huddie William Ledbetter Aberhart William George William… …   Universalium

  • William Symington — (1764–1831) was a Scottish engineer and inventor, and the builder of the first practical steamboat.Symington was born in Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Scotland to a family he described as being respectable but not wealthy. His father worked as a… …   Wikipedia

  • William Symington — (* Oktober 1763 in Leadhills, Schottland; † 22. März 1831 in London)[1] war ein schottischer Ingenieur, der Entwickler des ersten praktikablen Dampfboots, der Charlotte Dundas (1803). Symington, vor 1831 Symington war der Sohn eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Symington — may refer to:People*J. Fife Symington Jr. (1910 2007), American diplomat *Fife Symington III (b. 1945), American politician; Governor of Arizona *Gaye Symington (b. 1954), American politician, Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives… …   Wikipedia

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