John Eyre Sloane

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John Eyre Sloane
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Sloane, c. 1914
Born(1886-09-16)September 16, 1886
DiedJuly 17, 1970(1970-07-17) (aged 83)
Alma materColumbia University
OccupationAirplane manufacturer
Madeleine Edison
(m. 1914⁠–⁠1970)

John Eyre Sloane (September 16, 1886 – July 17, 1970) was an industrialist born in South Orange, New Jersey, United States to well-known scientist, inventor and author, Dr. T. O'Conor Sloane. He established one of the country's first airplane manufacturing plants in Long Island City, Queens, New York City in 1912.[1]


Sloane was born on September 16, 1886. He graduated from Columbia University in 1908.[1] He established Sloane Manufacturing Co. in 1915, which was later reorganized into Standard Aircraft Corporation and sold to Mitsui & Co.[2] He married Thomas Edison's daughter, Madeleine, and they had four children, Thomas Edison Sloane, John Edison Sloane, Michael Edison Sloane and Peter Edison.[3] He died in 1970.[4] He was the younger brother of photographer T. O'Conor Sloane Jr.


  1. ^ a b "John Eyre Sloane". Scannell's New Jersey's first citizens. J. J. Scannell. 1919. Retrieved 2011-03-18. In his early life, he attended private schools of South Orange. his birthplace, and later attended the Dearborn-Morgan School at Orange. He later entered the Carteret Academy of Orange, graduating in 1904 and thereafter Columbia University, from which he graduated with the class of 1908 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. After graduating from college, he went into the commercial business, and in 1911 he went into the manufacturing business. Because of his interest in aviation, he established one of the first aeroplane plants in the country in Long Island City in 1912. He also did considerable work in the design and construction of gas engines. ...
  2. ^ Hughes, Charles Evans; Gregory, Thomas Watt (1919). Abstract of Aircraft Investigation. U.S. Government Printing Office. pp. 136–138.
  3. ^ "John Sloane, 72, Dies; Investment Counselor". New York Times. June 16, 1990. Retrieved 2011-03-18. John Edison Sloane, an investment counselor and a grandson of Thomas A. Edison, died on Thursday at his home in Summit, N.J., at the age of 72. He died of multiple strokes, the Brough Funeral Home said. ...
  4. ^ "John Sloane, Investment Banker And New Jersey Planner, Dead". New York Times. July 18, 1970. Retrieved 2011-03-18. John Eyre Sloane, a retired, investment banker and former chairman of the New Jersey Planning Board died yesterday of a stroke in Memorial Hospital, Easton, Md. He was 83 years old and lived in Llewellyn Park, West Orange, N.J., and St. Michael's, Md.