George Pullman

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Pullman in c. 1865
Pullman's signature

George Mortimer Pullman (March 3, 1831 – October 19, 1897) was an American engineer and businessman. At the time of his death, he bequeathed 1.2 million dollars for a free school of manual training in the town of Pullman.[1]

Pullman invented the Pullman sleeping car. He founded a company town, Pullman. He did all of his business in Chicago. He was supported by President Grover Cleveland during the Pullman Strike in Chicago.

Pullman was born on March 3, 1831 in Brocton, New York. He was raised in Albion, New York. Pullman was married to Hattie Amelia Sanger from 1867 until his death in 1897. They had four children. Pullman died on October 19, 1897 in Chicago, Illinois from a heart attack, aged 66.

Pullman,was born in a family with the father worked as a general mechanic. When he began to school and joined his brother found the profitable and much to his liking. So he moved to Chicago and found contracting work and began serious attention to the development of his idea. He tried his best to venture and contructed three cars used in service railroad. It named pioneer. After this ,he created sleeping and restaurant car in 1867, the dining car in 1868, the chair car in 1875, the vestibule car in 1887. Pullman developted the vast system of pullman car operation which today embraces the entire country.

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  1. "George M. Pullman's Will". New York Times. 28 October 1897. http://pullman-museum.org/theMan/images/mGMPWill.jpg. Retrieved 16 November 2012.

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