| Share
 

David Dale

Dale, David, 1739–1806, Scottish cotton manufacturer and philanthropist. In 1785 he built New Lanark, a cotton mill and model community that provided his employees with good housing and schools. He was succeeded at New Lanark by his son-in-law, Robert Owen, who later made the community world famous. Dale withdrew in 1770 from the Church of Scotland, founding the Old Independents, or Dalites, whom he served as minister.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on David Dale from Infoplease:

  • Lanark, town, Scotland - Lanark Lanark , town (1991 pop. 9,778), South Lanarkshire, S central Scotland, on the Clyde River. ...
  • D - F - D - F David Dale Marcus Daly Thomas Danforth Herbert Joseph Davenport Edward Davy Charles Gates ...
  • Robert Owen - Owen, Robert Owen, Robert, 1771–1858, British social reformer and socialist, pioneer in the ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Business Leaders


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring