Pilgrim leader. He sailed on the Mayflower and signed the Mayflower Compact in 1620. He traveled to England and other countries numerous times to acquire cattle and tools, enabling Plymouth to flourish while similar ventures failed. Winslow served on the governor's council and authored several books extolling New England, works that were instrumental in convincing European immigrants to relocate to America. He was Plymouth's Governor in 1633, 1636, and 1644. Winslow's portrait is the only contemporary likeness of a Mayflower Pilgrim, and has been a primary source for historians interested in Pilgrim clothing, hairstyles and other cultural questions. He died en route to Jamaica from the West Indies, where he had gone on behalf of England's Cromwell government to reclaim ships siezed by the Dutch.
Bio by: Bill McKern