Alfred Sloan

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

February 17, 1966



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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