Alfred Sloan


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in New Haven, CT, The United States
May 23, 1875

Died
February 17, 1966

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Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr. was born in New Haven, Connecticut, May 23, 1875, the first of five children of Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Sr. and Katherine Mead Sloan. His father, a machinist by training, was then a partner in a small company importing coffee and tea. In 1885 the family moved to Brooklyn where Alfred Jr. excelled as a student both in the public schools and at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute where he completed the college-preparatory course. After some delay in being accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (which considered him too young when he first applied), he was admitted in 1892 and took a degree in electrical engineering in three years as the youngest member of his graduating class.

Soon after graduation, Sloan
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My Years with General Motors

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