Wallace H. Coulter
Wallace H. Coulter (1913 – 1998) was a prolific inventor, an innovator and entrepreneur. Wallace developed the Coulter Principle, the most impactful of his 85 patents, in the 1940s. It is the reference method for counting and sizing particles suspended in a fluid and led to major breakthroughs in science, medicine and industry. Wallace, with his younger brother Joseph R. Coulter, Jr., founded Coulter Corporation and together led this private, preeminent, global diagnostics company for more than 40-years. In 1997, the company was sold to Beckman Instruments and became known as Beckman Coulter, Inc.
Wallace founded Coulter Corporation and with his younger brother, Joseph R. Coulter, Jr. ran this private global diagnostics company for more than 40-years.
Wallace In History
Wallace Coulter was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1913. The world had barely entered the golden age of invention, travel and communication. These times featured both the significant and trivial. Einstein developed the Theory of Relativity, Insulin was created, McDonalds was launched and Super Glue was invented. Humanity witnessed two world wars, each considered the war to-end-all wars. The United States doubled in population, while the world population more than tripled. Man set foot on the moon, and sent a satellite beyond the borders of its solar system. Take a stroll through time and learn what Wallace was doing as the world was changing…READ MORE
Wallace Coulter Timeline Highlights
1700Coulters arrive in Augusta County, VA from Europe.
1890Joseph Coulter, Sr., is born in Marie, AR.
1911Joe Coulter and Minnie Mae Johnson marry.
1912Joe Sr., and Minnie Mae move back to El Dorado, AR.
1913Wallace Henry Coulter is born.
1915Coulter family living in Black Hawk, CO.