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.
He worked many jobs as a young man, including cabinet-making, hat-making, and brewing.
He became the oldest person ever to receive a presidential nomination at the age of eighty-five.
His father was
He lost the 1876 presidential election to Rutherford B Hayes.