Otis Boykin Control Unit for the Pacemaker inventor

Life of Otis Boykin

  • Otis Boykin was born on August 29, 1920 in Dallas Texas.
  • He attended Fisk College in Nashville Tennessee, and finished his education at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
  • Otis died on March 13, 1982 due to heart failure at the age of 61.
  • He had 26 patents on his name.
  • Boykin invented the pacemaker in
His mother died due to a heart failure which inspired him to make the pacemaker.

Interesting Facts About Otis Boykin

  • His mother Sarah was a maid, who died when Otis was only a year old, of heart failure, which inspired him to make the control unit.
  • His father was a carpenter, who later became a minister.
  • He took a job as a lab assistant with the Majestic Radio and TV Corporation in Chicago.

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