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Gregg, William

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Born: 1800 AD
Died: 1867 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Industrialist

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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.


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