Marion O’Brien Donovan was an American inventor and entrepreneur. She is best known for developing the first waterproof disposable diaper, a feat which earned her election to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2015.
Born: October 15, 1917, Fort Wayne, IN
Died: November 4, 1998, New York City, NY
Notable award: National Inventors Hall of Fame
Education: Yale University, Rosemont College
Children: Christine Donovan, James F. Donovan Jr., Sharon Donovan Dodd
Celebrating National Women’s History Month-Marion O’Brien Donovan invented first disposable diaper: