Charles Burgess was an American chemist and engineer. He was founder of the University of Wisconsin-Madison department of Chemical Engineering in 1905, and was a pioneer in the development of electrochemical engineering. In 1917 he founded the Burgess Battery Company. The Burgess Battery Company eventually became part of Mallory Battery, now known as Duracell.
Burgess' former island estate on Little Bokeelia Island is currently listed for sale for $29.5M.
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