By, Heaven Peschel and Mykah Gallaher
Gail Borden was born in Norwich, New York on November 9, 1801 and later died on January 11, 1874. His mother died of yellow fever as did his wife and children. He also moved twice while he was still young.
He was best known for inventing meat biscuits and better condensed milk. A little known fact is that he was an engineer, wrote some of the Republic of Texas, wanted to cure illnesses, and Sam Houston appointed him to Texas Collector of Customs. On the side he liked politics.