Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr. ( / sloʊn /; May 23, 1875 – February 17, 1966) was an American business executive in the automotive industry. He was a long-time president, chairman and CEO of General Motors Corporation. 
Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., in full Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr., (born May 23, 1875, New Haven, Conn., U.S.—died Feb. 17, 1966, New York City), American corporate executive and philanthropist who headed General Motors ( GM) as president and chairman for more than a quarter of a century.
Founded in 1934 by industrialist Alfred P. Sloan Jr., the Foundation is a not-for-profit grantmaking institution that supports high quality, impartial scientific research; fosters a robust, diverse scientific workforce; strengthens public understanding and engagement with science; and promotes the health of the institutions of scientific endeavor.
Alfred P. Sloan (CEO of General Motors Corporation) Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr. was an American business executive and philanthropist, known for his notable contributions to automotive industry.
Alfred P. Sloan was the mastermind behind the rise of General Motors during the 20th century. Sloan was born in 1875 in New Haven, CT. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated in 1895. After graduation, Sloan began what he later described as “the most discouraging period of his life” while he was searching for employment.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes grants primarily to support original research and education related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics. The Foundation believes that these fields—and the scholars and practitioners who work in them—are chief drivers of the nation's health and prosperity.