Hugh Robertson DeHaven was born in Brooklyn, New York back in 1895. He graduated from The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. After graduation, he attended Cornell University and Columbia University. When WWI started he tried to join the US Army Air Corps but was rejected. He moved to Canada joining the Royal Flying Corps Canada in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
While in training he was involved in a crash, he was the only survivor. While he was recuperating he wondered why he was the only survivor, this of course led him to what is the rest of the story.
Between 1924-1933 he filed for seven patents related to the design of a self-sharpening single edge safety razor. However, what we now use and in most States, is required for he was issued US Patent 2710649 in 1955 for the first three-point seat belt. He was responsible for the start of the Automobile Crash Injury Research and the Aviation Crash Injury Research.
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