Olindo Romulus Angelillo (Nov. 17, 1899 - May 21, 1988) was an Italian American civil engineer, inventor and scientist. Born
in Alvignano Caserta, Italy, Angelillo and his parents immigrated to the U.S. in 1901. He has studied at the University of
Southern California and the University of San Francisco Law School. Angelillo was active in California politics in the 1930s
and 1950s. He was appointed, in 1933, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as the Federal Farm Loan Registrar of the 11th District,
comprising the states of California, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. In 1950 Angelillo ran unsuccessfully as an Independent candidate
for California Governor. He later did work on water resources, energy development, earth movements, and air pollution control.
Angelillo was the inventor of the flume gas pollution eliminator in 1975.
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