credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone
NEW JERSEY (1847-1931)
created 1st industrial research lab (Menlo Park)
pioneered direct current (DC) in electricity distribution systems.
credited with inventing the microphone, phonograph, light bulb, & motion picture camera among others
NEW YORK (1846-1914)
pioneered alternating current (AC) in electricity distribution systems.
WRIGHT BROS. (ORVILLE & WILBUR)
OHIO/NORTH CAROLINA O (1871-1948) W (1867-1912)
credited with inventing the first airplane
NEW YORK (1794-1877)
industrial railroad tycoon who built his wealth in consolidating railroads and shipping.
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER
industrial oil tycoon who built his wealth in consolidating oil companies through horizontal integration.
industrial steel tycoon who built his wealth in buying out his supply line through vertical integration.
J. P. MORGAN
NEW YORK (1860-1925)
New York banker/ capitalist who dominated corporate finance
a driving force behind the wave of industrial consolidation during the Gilded Age.
founder of Hull House settlement house in Chicago, IL
editorial cartoonist considered the "Father of the American Cartoon".
critic of "Boss" Tweed and the Tammany Hall political machine.
NEW YORK (POTUS 1885-1889/1893-1897)
only president to serve two non-consecutive terms.
American socialist, political activist, trade unionist
founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
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