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Gregg, William

Born: 1800 AD
Died: 1867 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Industrialist

1800 – William Gregg was born.

         – President of the first cotton mill in the South, organized the S.C. Institute to encourage mechanical arts.

1845 – He publicized his ideas in his Essays on Domestic Industry.

         – He argued that economic domination by the North was best met by Southern industrialization.

         – He gained sufficient support for his own efforts, but was unable to bring about any general change in the agrarian southern economy.

1867 – William Gregg died.