Samuel Slater (1768 - 1835) MP

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Birthplace: Belper, Derbyshire, England
Death: Died in Webster, Worcester, MA
Managed by: Jason Peter Herbert
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About Samuel Slater

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Samuel Slater (June 9, 1768 – April 21, 1835) was an early English-American industrialist known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution", (a phrase coined by Andrew Jackson) or the "Father of the American Factory System" because he brought British textile technology to America. He learned textile machinery as an apprentice to a pioneer in the British industry. He brought the knowledge to America where he designed the first textile mills, went into business for himself and grew wealthy. By the end of Slater's life he owned thirteen spinning mills and had established tenant farms and towns around his textile mills such as Slatersville, Rhode Island.

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Samuel Slater's Timeline

1768
June 9, 1768
Belper, Derbyshire, England
1796
1796
Age 27
1798
1798
Age 29
1801
1801
Age 32
1802
1802
Age 33
1804
1804
Age 35
1805
1805
Age 36
1808
March 5, 1808
Age 39
1809
1809
Age 40
1812
1812
Age 43