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Leo Fender

AKA Clarence Leonidas Fender

Born: 10-Aug-1909
Birthplace: Fullerton, CA
Died: 21-Mar-1991
Location of death: Fullerton, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Electric guitarmaker

Prime mover behind the development of the Fender Stratocaster, invented in 1954.

Father: Clarence Monte Fender
Mother: Harriet Elvira Wood
Sister: Wilda Grey
Wife: Esther Klosky (m. 1-Aug-1934, d. 1979, cancer)
Wife: Phyllis (m. 1980)

    High School: Fullerton Union High School, Fullerton, CA (1928)
    University: Fullerton Junior College, Fullerton, CA

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 (nonperformer)
    Rockabilly Hall of Fame
    Stroke multiple
    German Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Parkinson's



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