Peter Cooper

Inventor, Organization founder

1791 – 1883

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Who was Peter Cooper?

Peter Cooper was an American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. He designed and built the first steam locomotive in the U.S., and founded the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan, New York City.

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Born
Feb 12, 1791
New York City
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Hempstead
Died
Apr 4, 1883
Resting place
Green-Wood Cemetery

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on July 23, 2013

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