John Hammond was the CEO of InGen and the creator of the original Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar. An ambitious but kindly industrialist, Hammond came to deeply regret his actions and devoted the final years of his life to ensuring that the dinosaurs remained isolated from humanity, to prosper without outside interference.

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John Hammond was the creator of Jurassic Park. His company InGen developed techniques for bringing dinosaurs back to life by extracting dinosaur DNA from prehistoric insects trapped in amber. The project was ambitious but due to budget and time overruns, as well as safety concerns after a worker was killed transporting a Velociraptor, the investors sent Donald Gennaro to asses the park's viability. To counter this, Hammond invited Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler to see the operation as well as his grandchildren, Lex and Tim Murphy.

After the initial wonder at what Hammond had achieved, it became evident that all was not well. When Dennis Nedry cut the power, events took a horrific turn with Hammond powerless to protect the visitors from the dinosaurs he had created. Hammond survived the 1993 Isla Nublar incident and his opinion on the park changed, having realised how dangerous it actually was.

After four years, he was removed from controlling InGen and his position taken by Peter Ludlow, his nephew. Hammond organized a team to travel to Isla Sorna to catalogue the dinosaurs surviving there. Dr. Ian Malcolm was convinced to join the team, believing that the dinosaurs should be left in peace on the island. John Hammond died before the construction of Jurassic World, but his legacy was remembered by a statue placed in the Innovation Center.


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