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Slater, Samuel

Born: 1768 AD
Died: 1835 AD
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US (English-born) textile industrialist

 

immigrated to US 1789 and reproduced Richard Arkwright's inventions from memory, because direct export of Arkwright's plans or machines from England was forbidden

 

founded Almy, Brown and Slater factory in Pawtucket 1793

 

father of US cotton industry