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Walter Duncan Bellingrath (1869 - 1955)

Though a native of Atlanta, Walter Bellingrath was raised in the small town of Castleberry, Alabama, where he got his start at the age of 17 with the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. His first job wa...

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Bion Barnett (1857 - 1958)

Bion Hall Barnett (October 7, 1857 – October 30, 1958) was an American banker. In 1877 he co-founded Barnett Bank, known as "Florida's Bank", the largest in the U.S. state of Florida at the ti...

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Barbara Franklin, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (1940 - d.)

Barbara Hackman Franklin (born March 19, 1940) is President and Chief Executive Officer of Barbara Franklin Enterprises, a private international consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. She ...

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Wallace Barnes (1926 - d.)

Wallace Barnes (born March 22, 1926) is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Barnes Group, Inc., a global manufacturer of aerospace and industrial components. The company’s symb...

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Richard William Hart Jarvis (1829 - 1903)

Richard William Hart Jarvis (November 30, 1829 – January 21, 1903) was the brother-in-law of Samuel Colt who took control of Colt's Manufacturing Company on the death of Elisha K. Root, servin...

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Elizabeth Jarvis Colt ("The First Lady of Hartford") (1826 - 1905)

Elizabeth Jarvis Colt (October 5, 1826 – August 23, 1905, born Elizabeth Hart Jarvis), was the widow and heir of firearms manufacturer Samuel Colt, founder of Colt's Manufacturing Company. E...

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Henry A. Peirce (1808 - 1885)

Henry Augustus Peirce (1808–1885) was an American businessman and diplomat. Some sources spell his last name as Pierce. Early life and business He was born in Dorchester Massachusetts (now...

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Anna Sutherland Bissell (1846 - 1934)

Anna Sutherland Bissell (1846–1934) was president and later chair of the board of the Bissell Corporation, a vacuum cleaner manufacturer. Early years She was born in River John, Nova S...

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Melville Reuben Bissell, Sr. (1843 - 1889)

Melville Reuben Bissell (September 25, 1843 – March 15, 1889) was an American entrepreneur and inventor of the carpet sweeper. The Bissell corporation is named after him. Life and career B...

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John Francis Dodge (1864 - 1920)

From Wikipedia: John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920) was an American automobile manufacturing pioneer and co-founder of Dodge Brothers Company. John Francis Dodge was bor...

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Mary Chase Perry Stratton (1867 - 1961)

Mary Chase Perry Stratton (March 15, 1867 – April 15, 1961) was an American ceramic artist. She was a co-founder, along with Horace James Caulkins, of Pewabic Pottery, a form of ceramic art us...

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Franklin Steele (1814 - 1880)

ranklin Steele (1813 – September 9, 1880) was an early and significant settler of Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States. Born in Chester County, Pennsylvania of Scottish descent, Steele ...

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Alexander Winton (1860 - 1932)

Alexander Winton (June 20, 1860 - June 21, 1932) was an automobile designer and racer. He was born in Grangemouth, Scotland. In 1879, He immigrated to the U.S. In 1891, he founded Winton Bicycle Co.,...

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Joseph Brown Whitehead Evans (1864 - 1906)

) Joseph Whitehead (1864–1906) was a lawyer, who, along with Benjamin Thomas and John Thomas Lupton, obtained exclusive rights from Asa Candler to bottle and sell Coca-Cola. Early life Whi...

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Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans (1872 - 1957)

Letitia "Lettie" Pate Whitehead Evans (born Letitia Pate in 1872, died November 14, 1953) was an American businesswoman and philanthropist. She was the first woman to be on Coca-Cola's board of direc...

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Helen G. Bonfils MP (1889 - 1972)

Find a Grave Birth: 1889 Death: Jun. 6, 1972 Colorado, USA BUSINESS WOMAN, SOCIALITE, PHILANTHROPIST Helen youngest of two daughters, Frederick G. Bonfils and Belle B Bonfils born in 1889, at...

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Charles Henry Parr (1868 - 1941)

Manufacturing Pioneer. Charles Walter Hart and Charles Henry Parr were the founders of the Hart-Parr Company of Charles City, Iowa. As the builders of the first commercially successful gasoline tract...

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Charles Walter "C.W." Hart (1872 - 1937)

Charles Walter Hart (1872–1937) was born in Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa in 1872. His company, Hart-Parr Gasoline Engine Company, known as the "founders of the tractor industry", coined ...

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William Howard Hoople (1868 - 1922)

William Howard Hoople (August 6, 1868 – September 29, 1922) was an American businessman and religious figure. He was a prominent leader of the American Holiness movement; the co-founder of the...

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William Boyce Thompson (1869 - 1930)

William Boyce Thompson, (May 13, 1869 – June 27, 1930), was an American mining engineer, financier, prominent in the Republican party, promoter of Western support for the revolutionary Alexander...

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Malcom Webster Ford III (c.1941 - 2008)

Born in New York City, Ford was the son of the late Malcolm Webster Ford Jr. and Mary Mace Chesnut Ford. He was a direct descendant of lexicographer Noah Webster and the grandson of Malcolm Webster For...

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Walter W. Law (1837 - 1924)

Wikipedia Walter William Law (November 13, 1837 – January 17, 1924) was a businessman and the founder of the 8,000-person village of Briarcliff Manor, New York. He was a vice president of W. &...

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Harry Brakman Helmsley MP (1909 - 1997)

Harry B. Helmsley (March 4, 1909 – January 4, 1997) was an American real estate billionaire whose company, Helmsley-Spear, became one of the country’s biggest property holders, owning t...

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Elizabeth Arden (1881 - 1966)

Florence Nightingale Graham (December 31, 1878 – October 18, 1966), who went by the business name Elizabeth Arden, was a Canadian American businesswoman who founded what is now Elizabeth Arden...

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Elisha Warfield, Jr., M.D. MP (1781 - 1859)

Elisha Warfield, Jr. (February 5, 1781 - May 15, 1859) was an American physician and a Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder whom Thoroughbred Heritage calls "one of the most important early figur...

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Major John B. Castleman (CSA) (1841 - 1918)

John Breckinridge Castleman (June 30, 1841 – May 23, 1918) was a Confederate brigadier general and prominent landowner and businessman in Louisville, Kentucky. He studied law at Transylvania U...

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William Sylvester Harley, Jr. MP (1880 - 1943)

Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via wife Anna Caroline Harley (born Jachthuber) by SmartCopy : Dec 8 2014, 17:06:36 UTC

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Jerry Junkins (1937 - 1996)

Jerry Ray Junkins (December 9, 1937 – May 29, 1996) was a U.S. electronics businessman who served as the president, chairman, and CEO of Texas Instruments, Incorporated from 1988 until his dea...

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Reese Rowling (1928 - 2001)

A 1951 graduate of the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (now UTEP), Rowling was co-founder and principal of Tana Oil and Gas Corporation, one of Texas’ most successful oil and gas explorati...

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Edward Barry Rust, Sr. (1918 - 1985)

Edward Barry Rust Sr., who was the chief executive officer and chairman of State Farm Insurance Companies.

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Mark Shepherd (1923 - 2009)

) Mark Shepherd (January 18, 1923 – February 4, 2009) was the chairman and chief executive officer of Texas Instruments. He was in attendance at the demonstration of the integrated circuit by ...

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Elisha Gray MP (1835 - 1901)

Elisha Gray (August 2, 1835 – January 21, 1901) was an American electrical engineer who co-founded the Western Electric Manufacturing Company. Gray is best known for his development of a telep...

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Moses Ludmir MP (deceased)

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Andrew Ellicott (1733 - 1809)

) Andrew Ellicott (1733 – 1809) was one of three Quaker brothers from Bucks County, Pennsylvania who chose the picturesque wilderness up river from Elk Ridge Landing (known today as Elkridge, ...

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John Ellicott (1739 - 1794)

) John Ellicott (December 28, 1739 – December 28, 1794) was one of three Quaker brothers from Bucks County, Pennsylvania who chose the picturesque wilderness up river from Elk Ridge Landing (k...

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Joseph Ellicott (1732 - 1780)

) Joseph Ellicott (1732–1780) was one of three Quaker brothers from Bucks County, Pennsylvania who purchased land on the Patapsco River and set up a new milling business there. John, Andrew, a...

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Cynthia H. Milligan (deceased)

Cynthia Hardin Milligan is a director of Wells Fargo & Company and a former dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Milligan received her BA degree ...

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Robert Hayes Gore (1886 - 1972)

Robert Hayes Gore (1886—1972) was an American politician and newspaper publisher who was appointed as the 11th civilian Governor of Puerto Rico, serving from July 1933 to January 1934. Early...

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Charles Herbert Allen (1848 - 1934)

Charles Herbert Allen (April 15, 1848 – April 20, 1934) was an American politician and businessman. His positions included serving in the Massachusetts state legislature and senate, and in the...

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Cason Jewell Callaway, Sr. (1894 - 1961)

Cason Jewell Callaway (November 6, 1894 - April 12, 1961) was an American textile manufacturer, philanthropist and co-Founder of Callaway Gardens. A native of La Grange, Troup County, Georgia, he w...

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Ivan Allen, Sr. (1876 - 1968)

Ivan Allen, Sr. was co-founder of the Ivan Allen Company (1900), an office supply and furniture store that, by 1925, had about fifty employees and was one of Atlanta’s best-known businesses. A...

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Ivan Allen, Jr. (1911 - 2003)

. Ivan Allen, Jr. (March 15, 1911 – July 2, 2003), was an American businessman who served two terms as the 52nd Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, during the turbulent civil rights era of the 1960s....

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Samuel M. Inman (1843 - 1915)

Samuel Martin Inman (February 19, 1843 – January 12, 1915) was a prominent cotton merchant and businessman in Atlanta, Georgia who is best known for the neighborhood in Atlanta that bears his ...

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John H. Inman (1844 - 1896)

John Hamilton Inman (23 October 1844 - 5 November 1896) was an American capitalist who invested in cotton, coal, iron and steel, and railroads, especially in the impoverished American South during th...

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Hugh T. Inman (1846 - 1910)

Hugh Theodore Inman (December 24, 1846 - November 14, 1910) was the wealthiest man in Georgia at the time of his death. He was born in Dandridge, Tennessee son of Shadrach Inman and grew up there w...

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Henry Grady Weaver (1889 - 1949)

Henry Grady Weaver (December 24, 1889 – January 3, 1949) was the director of Customer Research Staff for General Motors Corporation, and shown on the cover of the November 14, 1938 issue of Ti...

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George Gordon Crawford (1869 - 1936)

George Gordon Crawford (August 24, 1869 – March 20, 1936) was an American industrialist. Early life and education[ Crawford was born to George Gilmore and Margaret Reed Howard Crawford on ...

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Ely Reeves Callaway (1919 - 2001)

. Ely Callaway, Golf Club Maker, Dies at 82 By CLIFTON BROWN Published: July 06, 2001, New York Times Ely Callaway, a versatile and charismatic business leader who founded the Callaway Golf Compa...

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Henry Kloss (1929 - 2002)

Henry Kloss (1929, Altoona, Pennsylvania – January 31, 2002, Cambridge, Massachusetts) was a prominent American audio engineer and entrepreneur who helped advance high fidelity loudspeaker and...

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Jerome Clarke Hunsaker (1886 - 1984)

Jerome Clarke Hunsaker (August 26, 1886 – September 10, 1984) was an American airman born in Creston, Iowa, and educated at the Naval Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. L...

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Charles Edison (1890 - 1969)

Charles Edison (August 3, 1890 – July 31, 1969) was son of Thomas Edison and Mina Miller. He was a businessman, Assistant and then United States Secretary of the Navy, and served as the 42nd G...

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Theodore Miller Edison (1898 - 1992)

Theodore Miller Edison As a child, Theodore Miller Edison was called "the little laboratory assistant" by the family. He showed an early interest in science and performed many experiments at Glenmont. ...

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Arthur Dehon Little (1863 - 1935)

Arthur Dehon Little (December 15, 1863 – August 1, 1935) was an American chemist and chemical engineer. He founded the consulting company Arthur D. Little and was instrumental in developing ch...

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Royal Little (1896 - 1989)

Royal Little (March 1, 1896 in Wakefield, Massachusetts – January 10, 1989 in Nassau, Bahamas), was the founder and chair of Textron, and is considered to be the Father of Conglomerates. Lit...

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"Honest Jack" Boyle (1866 - 1913)

Jack had several notable moments during his baseball career which includes receiving the largest salary ever paid to a player up until then for $5500 in 1892 with the Giants. He was involved in the fir...

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Douglas T. Ross (1929 - 2007)

Douglas Taylor "Doug" Ross (21 December 1929 – 31 January 2007) was an American computer scientist pioneer, and Chairman of SofTech, Inc. He is most famous for originating the term CAD for com...

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<private> Fiorina (Sneed)

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Ambrose Shea (1815 - 1905)

SHEA, Sir AMBROSE, newspaperman, businessman, politician, and governor of the Bahamas; baptized 15 May 1815 in St John’s, fifth son of Henry Shea* and Eleanor Ryan; m. first 24 June 1851 Isa...

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Henry Barclay McCualsky (1903 - 1956)

He was a son of Peter and Sarah Oliver McCualsky. He was married to Elizabeth Campbell of Belpre, OH. He was a manager of the A & P Store, Belpre and later owned and operated his own grocery store, Bud...

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James Elliott Coyne MP (1910 - 2012)

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Brevet Brig. General John Hammond (USA) (1827 - 1889)

) John Hammond (born August 17, 1827 Crown Point, Essex County, New York – died May 28, 1889 Crown Point, New York) was an American manufacturer, Union Army general and politician from New Y...

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Oliver Gildersleeve (1844 - 1912)

"The eldest son of Henry and Emily F. Gildersleeve is a worthy representative of his honored sire and grandsire a man of robust constitution and great force of character, combined with excellent busine...

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William H. Wiley (1842 - 1925)

William Halsted Wiley (July 10, 1842 in New York City – May 2, 1925 in Orange, New Jersey), was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 8th congressional district ...

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Lewis Ephraim Gurley (1826 - 1897)

In 1845, Lewis' brother, William Gurley, went into partnership with Jonas H. Phelps, who had his own shop since 1838. They called the business Phelps & Gurley. Lewis Ephraim Gurley joined Phelps' shop ...

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John Campbell (1808 - 1891)

Founder of Ironton, Ohio John Campbell iron master and capitalist, of Ironton, Ohio, was born near what is now called Ripley, in Brown county, Ohio, January 14th, 1808. His parentage is Scotch Irish,...

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William E. Gurley (1821 - 1887)

William E. Gurley (March 16, 1821 – January 11, 1887) co-founded what is now known as Gurley Precision Instruments with his brother, and served as vice president and, from 1886 to 1887, acting...

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Alan Voorhees (1922 - 2005)

Alan Manners Voorhees (December 17, 1922 – December 18, 2005) was a transportation engineer and urban planner who designed many large public works in the United States. Voorhees was born in Hi...

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George Brooke Roberts (1833 - 1897)

George Brooke Roberts (January 15, 1833 – January 30, 1897) was a civil engineer and the fifth president of the Pennsylvania Railroad (1880–96). Career Born on Pencoyd, his family's...

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William Metcalf (1838 - 1909)

) William Metcalf (1838–1909) was an American steel manufacturer. Metcalf was born at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Troy, New York, in 1858. ...

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Alexander Cassatt (1839 - 1906)

Alexander Johnston Cassatt (December 8, 1839 – December 28, 1906) was the seventh president of the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR), serving from June 9, 1899 to December 28, 1906. The painter Mary...

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Truman H. Aldrich (1848 - 1932)

Truman Heminway Aldrich (October 17, 1848 in Palmyra, New York – April 28, 1932 in Birmingham, Alabama) was a civil engineer, a mining company executive, and a paleontologist, and briefly serv...

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Frederick Grinnell (1836 - 1905)

Frederick Grinnell (1836–1905) was a pioneer in fire safety and was the creator of the first practical automatic fire sprinkler. Early life and education He was born in New Bedford, Massac...

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Cornelius Grinnell Jr. (1786 - 1830)

Cornelius Grinnell (1786-1830) was partner in the New York shipping concern, Grinnell & Minturn, where he managed the family fleet of sailing vessels, the Swallowtail Line. He also served in the Massac...

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John Brown Herreshoff (1841 - 1915)

In 1878 John Brown Herreshoff, a blind boatbuilder from Bristol, Rhode Island, who had been in business since 1863, went into partnership with his younger brother, Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, a nava...

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Charles Frederick Herreshoff, Jr. (1839 - 1917)

Charles Frederick Herreshoff I (1880 - January 31, 1954) was an automobile designer and manufacturer. Biography He was born to James Herreshoff. He apprenticed in the family boat works in Bristol...

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Duane LeRoy Bliss (1833 - 1907)

Born in 1833 in Savoy, Massachusetts, Duane Bliss left home at the age of 13 to work as a cabin boy on a ship sailing to South America. Following a two-year journey, Bliss decided to join the rush of f...

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James Coffin (1847 - 1906)

JAMES COFFIN, son of Edmund and Sarah Harrison (Lambdin) Coffin, and brother of Edmund Coffin (Y. C. 1866), was born in New York City, October 13, 1847, an<^ entered college as a resident of Irvington-...

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Barron Gift Collier (1873 - 1939)

Barron Gift Collier (23 March 1873—13 March 1939) was an American advertising entrepreneur who became the largest landowner and developer in the U.S. state of Florida, as well as the owner of ...

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Henry John "Jack" Heinz, II (1908 - 1987)

Henry John Heinz II, best known as Jack Heinz, (1908–1987) was an American business executive and CEO of the H. J. Heinz Company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was the grandson a...

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Percy Avery Rockefeller MP (1878 - 1934)

Percy A. Rockefeller, 1932Percy Avery Rockefeller (1878–1934) was founder and vice president of Owenoke Corporation. He was a board director of Air Reduction Company, American International ...

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Luis Ferré-Aguayo (1904 - 2003)

Luis Alberto Ferré Aguayo (February 17, 1904 – October 21, 2003) was a Puerto Rican engineer, industrialist, politician, philanthropist, and a patron of the arts. He was the third Gover...

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Uncas A. Whitaker (1900 - 1975)

Uncas Aeneas Whitaker (born March 22, 1900 in Lincoln, Kansas; d. September 1975 in Maine) was raised in Missouri. He was a prominent mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, lawyer, entrepreneur, a...

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Henry Earl Singleton (1916 - 1999)

Henry Earl Singleton (November 27, 1916 – August 31, 1999) was an American electrical engineer, business executive, and rancher/land owner. Singleton made significant contributions to aircraft...

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Bob Evans (1918 - 2007)

Bob was born 30 May, 1918, in Sugar Ridge, Wood County, Ohio. Due to family hardships, Bob attended four different first grades in his first year of grammar school and as a result, he never learned to ...

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Erie J. Sauder (1904 - 1997)

Sauder Woodworking Company is a furniture manufacturing business that started in 1934 making kitchen cabinets. from historical marker in Archbold, Fulton County, Ohio: A pioneer furniture manufactu...

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Willard F. Rockwell Sr. (1888 - 1978)

Willard Frederick Rockwell, Sr. (1888 – 1978) was an American businessman who helped shape and name what eventually became the Rockwell International company. Rockwell was educated at the Ma...

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Jack Mara (1908 - 1965)

John V. "Jack" Mara (March 21, 1908 – June 29, 1965) was a co-owner of the New York Giants; an American football team which plays in the National Football League. Jack was the son of Elizabeth...

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Laurence Tisch MP (1923 - 2003)

Laurence Alan "Larry" Tisch (March 5, 1923 – November 15, 2003) was an American businessman, Wall Street investor and billionaire. He was the CEO of CBS television network from 1986 to 1995. W...

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Clark Lane MP (1823 - 1907)

A native of Hamilton County, Clark Lane was born 5 April 1823, the son of John and Rosanah Lane. He was born in a one-room log cabin on the farm of his parents. The property at the junction of Hamilton...

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William Henry Draper, Jr. (1894 - 1974)

. William Henry Draper, Jr. (August 10, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was a U.S. army officer, banker, and diplomat. Life and career Draper was born in Harlem, New York City, the son of Mary E...

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