Nightly News   |  October 07, 2013

Ruth Benerito, permanent press chemist, dies at 97

Ruth Benerito, the scientist who helped develop wrinkle-free cotton and who held 50 different patents, taught until the age of 81. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> ruth beniro has died. she helped liberate people from household drudgery. 5 years ago ruth helped discover permanent press and wrinkle-free cot clothing was born. he was a p hrk d, chemist, holder of 50 patents but wash and wear was her game changer. she taught until the age of 81. she was 97 when she died on saturday in louisiana.