Born in Mackford Prairie, WI on May 29, 1860. After earning an M.A. degree from Ripon College in his native state, Shaler began as a manufacturer of umbrellas and other inventions in Waupun, WI in 1893. He subsequently made a fortune through his invention of vulcanized tire patches in the early days of the automobile industry. After retiring in 1928, he carried on his hobby of sculpting which had reached a professional level. On Dec. 16, 1941 he fell to his death from the balcony of his Pasadena studio. In: Ripon College (Abraham Lincoln).
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