Elwood L. Perry

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Why Is Elwood L. Perry Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Elwood "Buck" Lake Perry was the inventor of the form of fishing lure known as the spoonplug along with being an author. Perry earning a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from Lenoir-Rhyne College and then taught and coached at Hickory High School. In World War II he was a lieutenant-colonel in the United States Army Transportation Corps in the European theatre. After the war he returned to Hickory, N.C. to work in the family business with his father and brother. In 1946 he invented the spoonplug and soon went into business selling the fishing lures manufactured by him and his first wife Marjorie. Business was slow until 1957 when he had a major success in sales promotion.

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