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Isaac Pitman
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Inventor
    (January 4, 1813-January 12, 1897)
    Born in Trowbridge, England, United Kingdom
    Developed Pitman shorthand
    Described his system in 'Stenographic Soundhand' (1837)
    Founded the publishing and business training company Isaac Pitman and Sons
    Knighted (1894)
    His first wife was 20 years older than him, while his second wife was 12 years his junior.
    He was a proponent of phonetic spelling, even using it on his first wife's tombstone. ('In memori ov Meri Pitman...')
    He was a teetotaling vegetarian.
    In the US, Pitman shorthand was surpassed in popularity by John Robert Gregg's system.
    He was fired from a teaching job for becoming a follower of Emmanuel Swedenborg.
    He popularized his shorthand system through the first correspondence courses.
    Pitman shorthand was a major timesaver for reporters and secretaries.

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