George Pullman

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Birthday
3, 1831
Birthplace
Brocton, NY
Death Date
Oct 19, 1897 (66)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
3, 1831
Birthplace
Brocton, NY
Death Date
Oct 19, 1897 (66)

About

Enterprising engineer who took his earnings from raising Chicago's buildings and used them to make a luxury sleeping car.

Before Fame

He made his early fortune by raising Chicago buildings to street level and above the sewer pipes.

Trivia

He set up a company town next to his factory, several miles outside Chicago, to keep workers content and productive.

Family Life

His father abandoned farming for the more lucrative career of carpentry. His uncle owned a store that employed Pullman at one time.

Associated With

He made sure that President Abraham Lincoln's body was returned to Chicago by a Pullman car.