John F. Winslow

John F. Winslow

1810

Born in Bennington, Vermont in 1810, a descendant of Governor Winslow of Plymouth Colony.

1831

Managing agent, New Jersey Iron Company.

1837

Became a partner of Erastus Corning controlling both the Albany and Rensselaer Iron Works.

1852

Traveled in Europe in purchasing rights to iron and steel processes.

1861

Partnered with John Ericson to build an iron-clad warship; obtained a contract from the Navy to build the Monitor, October 5, 1861. The machinery, the plating of the vessel and portions of other iron work were manufactured under Winslow's direction in the Rensselaer Iron Works and the Corning Iron Works, both in Troy.

1862

The Iron-clad Monitor delivered to the Navy on March 5, 1862; battled the Merrimac on March 9, 1862.

1864

Purchased rights to manufacture and sell Bessemer Steel.

1865-1868

President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

1892

Died in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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