Lowell, Francis Cabot
1775 - Francis Cabot Lowell was born on April 7th in Newburyport, Massachusetts. American textile industrialist.
1793 - Graduated from Harvard and worked in his uncle's mercantile firm.
1810 - He traveled to England for heath reasons and was impressed by the textile factories in Lancashire.
1812 - Joined his Nathan Appleton and his brother-in-law, Patrick Jackson, to found the Boston Manufacturing Company in Waltham, Massachusetts.
1816 - Lowell successfully lobbied to add cotton to the United States Tariff Act. Known for his concern for his workers, he established a housing and living complex for his employees, with educational and other amenities.
1817 - Lowell died on August 10th in Boston, Massachusetts.
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