Albert Garrette Burns (March 10, 1888 - December 4, 1951) was president of the National Inventors Congress starting in 1931 and served till at least 1939. He was known as the "Nation's Gadget Chief".
He was born in California on March 10, 1888 to WIlliam F. Burns and Louise C. Ball. He later invented a lock for Model T Fords. Other jobs included working in a tea and coffee store, directing a local chamber of commerce, running a wholesale business, as well as managing a sanitarium and a textile mill. He also invented and marketed a bread-slicer.