Peter Cooper

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Birthday
12, 1791
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Apr 4, 1883 (92)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
12, 1791
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Apr 4, 1883 (92)

About

American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist who built the first steam locomotive in the United States. He was also a candidate for the US Presidency in 1876 for the Greenback Party.

Before Fame

He worked many jobs as a young man, including cabinet-making, hat-making, and brewing.

Trivia

He became the oldest person ever to receive a presidential nomination at the age of eighty-five.

Family Life

His father was John Cooper, a hat-maker from New York.

Associated With

He lost the 1876 presidential election to Rutherford B Hayes.