Hugh Beaver

British engineer and businessman

Sir Hugh Beaver (May 4 1890 - January 16 1967) was the creator of the Guiness Book of World Records (1955 and still publishing). He came up with the idea after a big debate about if the bird they saw was indeed the fastest of its type. In 1954 he sent Norris and Ross McWhirter to create a fact finding agency. He knew they would be up to the job.