Frederick Winslow Taylor

Mechanical Engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor

Profession: Mechanical Engineer

United States of America

Biography: Father of scientific management and the efficiency movement which are sometimes referred to as Taylorism.

Both movements attempted to use science to determine the most efficient way to perform specific tasks, eliminate waste and to develop and implement best practices.

Born: March 20, 1856
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: March 21, 1915 (aged 59)
Cause of Death: Influenza

Married Life

  • 1884-05-03 Mechanical engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor (28) weds Louise M. Spooner

Historical Events

  • 1906-10-19 Frederick Winslow Taylor is awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Pennsylvania

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