Slater, Samuel

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Slater, Samuel Gender: M
born on 9 June 1768
Place Belper, England, 53n01, 1w29
Timezone LMT m1w29 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 19°01' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif

Samuel Slater


English-American industrialist known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution" (a phrase coined by Andrew Jackson) and the "Father of the American Factory System." In the UK he was called "Slater the Traitor" because he brought British textile technology to America, modifying it for United States use. He learned textile machinery as an apprentice to a pioneer in the British industry. Immigrating to the United States at the age of 21, he designed the first textile mills, and later went into business for himself, developing a family business with his sons. A wealthy man, he eventually owned thirteen spinning mills, and had developed tenant farms and company towns around his textile mills, such as Slatersville, Rhode Island.

He died 21 April 1835.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 19.41.56 LMT


  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator