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Joie Chitwood, III MP

Joie Chitwood III serves as president of International Speedway Corporation’s flagship motorsports facility -- Daytona International Speedway (DIS). As president of DIS, Chitwood oversees all sp...

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Brigadier James Noel Tetley, DSO (1898 - 1971)

President of Joshua Tetley & Sons Ltd, brewers, &c.

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Maj. Reginald Wray Eastwood (1912 - 1980)

Founder of the Angus Steakhouse chain.

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Sir Anthony Tuke (1920 - 2001)

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Sir Charles Clore (1904 - 1979)

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David Hunter McAlpin, Sr. MP (1816 - 1901)

David Hunter McAlpin (1816-1901). tobacco manufacturer and philantropist; owner of the tobacco firm D.H. McAlpin Co.. McAlpin was born in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York on November 8th, 1...

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Benjamin Brandreth MP (1809 - 1880)

Benjamin Brandreth (1809–1880) was a pioneer in the early use of mass advertising to build consumer awareness of his product, a purgative that allegedly cured many ills by purging toxins out of ...

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Gen. Edwin Augustus McAlpin MP (1848 - 1917)

General Edwin Augustus McAlpin (June 9, 1848 - April 12, 1917) was president of the D.H. McAlpin & Co., a tobacco manufacturer. He built the Hotel McAlpin in New York City, at the time the largest hote...

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Sir Nigel Mobbs (1937 - 2006)

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Sir Isaac James Pitman (1901 - 1985)

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Sir John Davis (1906 - 1993)

Davis became a member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries, he was secretary to several companies before joining Odeon Theatres in 1938 as an accountant, later becoming managing director of the Ra...

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Sir John Jardine Paterson (1920 - 2000)

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Charles Forte, Baron Forte (1908 - 2007)

Charles Forte created a worldwide empire of restaurants and hotels from virtually nothing. Yet within his lifetime it had crumbled and disappeared, making him one of those single-generation businessmen...

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David Hunter McAlpin, III (1897 - 1989)

David H. McAlpin 3d (1897-1989) served in both World Wars and was a Navy Commander from 1942-46. He graduated from Princeton in 1921 and Harvard Law School in 1924. He was a partner of Clark, Dodge & C...

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Simeon Gannett Reed, Jr. MP (1830 - 1895)

Simeon Gannett Reed (April 23, 1830 – November 7, 1895) was an American businessman and entrepreneur in Oregon. A native of Massachusetts, he made a fortune primarily in the transportation secto...

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Hon. Rupert Evelyn Beckett (1870 - 1955)

Rupert Evelyn Beckett (1870-1955) was a partner in the family bank Beckett & Co and later a director and chairman of Westminster Bank. Birth and early life Rupert Evelyn Beckett was born at Meanwoo...

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Goodwin Newton (1835 - 1907)

Thomas Henry Goodwin Newton (1835 - 1907) was the Chairman of Imperial Continental Gas Association (now known as Calor Gas), one of the United Kingdom's largest energy businesses. He used "Goodwin" a...

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William George Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, CB, FRS (1810 - 1890)

William George Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, CB, FRS (26 November 1810 – 27 December 1900) was an effective Tyneside industrialist who founded the Armstrong Whitworth manufacturing empire.

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John Meade Falkner (1858 - 1932)

John Meade Falkner (8 May 1858 – 22 July 1932) was an English novelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet. An extremely successful businessman as well, he became chairman of th...

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Rev. Elijah Craig (1738 - 1808)

He was a leader in the Baptist separatist movement of the Traveling Church, which came to Bryan's Station in 1785. He was known as the first distiller of bourbon whiskey. He was "the first pastor o...

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William

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John Oakley Maund (b. - 1902)

Sir John Oakley Maund (died 1902) was an English banker, stockbroker, entrepreneur, hunter and mountaineer during the silver age of alpinism. Personal life The son of Herbert Maund, he served i...

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Patrick Douglas Hadow (1811 - 1876)

Patrick Douglas Hadow was educated at Harrow School and Balliol College Oxford University and became Chairman of the P&O Shipping Company.

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Sylvester Farrell MP (1883 - 1909)

Sylvester Farrell was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, August 2, 1833, and was the eldest of three sons and a daughter but was only ten years of age when left an orphan. He and his younger brothers...

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Edward

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Gerald de l'Etang Duckworth (1870 - 1937)

Gerald de l'Etang Duckworth (1870 – 28 September 1937) was a British publisher. Background and early life Duckworth was a son of Herbert Duckworth, a London barrister, by his wife Julia Ja...

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Joseph Pease (1799 - 1872)

) ID: I00726 Name: Joseph Pease Sex: M Birth: 22 JUN 1799 in Darlington, Co. Durham Death: 8 FEB 1872 in "Southend", Darlington, Co. Durham of Heart disease Occupation: Merchant Occupatio...

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Robert Were Fox (1754 - 1818)

Robert Were Fox (5 July 1754 – 1818) was a Quaker businessman who lived in Falmouth. Life and work Fox was born in Fowey, Cornwall, in the United Kingdom, and married Elizabeth Tregelles (...

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Richard Earl "Dick" McGowan (1933 - 2007)

Richard "Dick" McGowan (July 12, 1933 – February 27, 2007) was an American explorer, mountaineer, and entrepreneur, who helped start the modern adventure travel industry. He is best remembered...

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Eric Leslie Gandar-Dower (1894 - 1987)

Eric Leslie Gandar Dower (1894 – 4 October 1987) was a Scottish Unionist Party politician and businessman. He was educated at Brighton College, like his elder brother Leonard, and at Jesus C...

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Erastus Corning, US Congress (1794 - 1872)

Erastus Corning Portrait of Erastus Corning by Mathew Brady, ca. 1860 Born December 14, 1794(1794-12-14) Norwich, Connecticut Died April 9, 1872 (aged 77) Albany, New York Children Erast...

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Earl Silas Tupper (1907 - 1983)

Earl Silas Tupper (July 28, 1907–October 5, 1983) was an American businessman and inventor, best known as the inventor of Tupperware, an airtight plastic container for storing food. Tupper fou...

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John Henry Patterson (1844 - 1922)

John Henry Patterson (December 13, 1844–May 7, 1922) was an industrialist and founder of the National Cash Register Company. He was a businessperson and salesperson. from:

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William Walmsley MP (1892 - 1961)

William Walmsley (1892-1961) Co-founder with William Lyons the Swallow Sidecar Company, which later became the Jaguar car company. He was born in Stockport, England, the son of a coal merchant. When ...

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Herbert Austin, 1st Baron Austin, KBE MP (1866 - 1941)

served his apprenticeship to engineering at Langlands Foundry, Melbourne, Australia; came to England 1890; Manager, Wolseley Tool and Motor Car Co Ltd 1900-05; founded the Austin Motor Co, Longbridge W...

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Edward Porter Williams (1843 - 1903)

Edward Porter Williams (May 10, 1843 – May 4, 1903) was an American businessman who co-founded the Sherwin-Williams Company with Henry Sherwin. Williams was Executive Vice President and a member...

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Henry Alden Sherwin (1842 - 1916)

Henry Alden Sherwin (1842–1916) was one of the two founders of the Sherwin-Williams Company in 1866. The company was created in part by both Sherwin and Edward Porter Williams. from:

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William Munroe (1778 - 1861)

William Munroe (December 15, 1778 – March 6, 1861) was a prominent cabinet-maker and pencil manufacturer of Concord, Massachusetts. When the War of 1812 starter, there were many embargo laws e...

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Henry Huttleston Rogers MP (1840 - 1909)

Henry Huttleston Rogers was a United States capitalist, businessman, industrialist, financier, and philanthropist. He made his fortune in the oil refinery business, becoming a leader at Standard Oil. ...

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Max Factor MP (1877 - 1938)

Max Factor & Company is a cosmetics company, founded during 1909 by Maksymilian Faktorowicz (1877 – August 30, 1938), Max Factor, a Jewish cosmetician from Poland, Łódź...

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Thomas B. McCabe, Chairman of the Federal Reserve (1893 - 1982)

Thomas Bayard McCabe (1893–1982), a graduate of Swarthmore, served as the chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1948-1951. He was president and CEO of Scott Paper Company 1927–1967. Bi...

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John L. Weinberg (1925 - 2006)

John Livingston Weinberg (January 25, 1925–August 7, 2006) was an American banker and businessperson, running Goldman Sachs from 1976 to 1990. Biography Weinberg was the son of Sidney Wein...

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Sidney Weinberg (1891 - 1969)

Sidney James Weinberg (October 12, 1891 – July 23, 1969) was a long-time leader of the Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs, nicknamed “Mr. Wall Street” by The New York Times and "dire...

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Harold E. Talbott, U.S. Secretary of the Air Force (1888 - 1957)

Harold Elstner Talbott, Jr. was the third United States Secretary of the Air Force. Biography He was born in Dayton, Ohio, in March 1888 and died in 1957. He attended The Hill School in Pottstown...

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George W. Merck (1894 - 1957)

George Wilhelm Herman Emanuel Merck (March 29, 1894 – November 9, 1957), was the president of Merck & Co. from 1925 to 1950. Early life George W. Merck was born in New York City to George ...

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Eric Allen Johnston (1896 - 1963)

Eric Allen Johnston (December 21, 1896 – August 22, 1963) was a business owner, president of the United States Chamber of Commerce, a Republican Party activist, president of the Motion Picture...

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Ambassador William Pawley (1896 - 1977)

William D. Pawley (1896–1977) was a U.S. ambassador, a noted businessman and associated with the Flying Tigers American Volunteer Group (AVG) during World War II. More...

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Chester Irving Barnard (1886 - 1961)

Chester Irving Barnard (November 7, 1886 – June 7, 1961) was an American business executive, public administrator, and the author of pioneering work in management theory and organizational stu...

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Sir William Samuel Stephenson, KBE, CC, MC, DFC (1897 - 1989)

Sir William Samuel Stephenson, KBE, CC, MC, DFC (23 January 1897 – 31 January 1989) was a Canadian soldier, airman, businessman, inventor, spymaster, and the senior representative of British i...

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F. R. Pierson MP (1855 - 1935)

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Dr Thomas Ferran Frist Jr. MP

Thomas Frist, Jr. became chairman and chief executive of Hospital Corporation of America in 1997. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is the largest private operator of health care facilities in th...

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Bill Frist, U.S. Senator MP

William Harrison "Bill" Frist, Sr. (born February 22, 1952) is an American physician, businessman, and politician. He began his career as an heir and major stockholder to the for-profit hospital chai...

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William Herman Erhart MP (1868 - 1940)

William Herman Erhart (1868-1940) Chairman of the Board Pfizer 1929-1940) The son of Charles and Fanny Pfizer Erhart, William Erhart grew up in Brooklyn. He joined Pfizer in 1889, and upon its incorp...

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Charles Erhart MP (c.1821 - 1891)

Charles Erhart (1821-1891) was born in Ludwigburg, Germany. He had mastered the confectioner's trade in his native town and was three years older than his cousin, Charles Pfizer, who went to America wi...

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Andrew Tennant MP (1835 - 1913)

) Andrew Tennant (20 June 1835 - 19 July 1913) was a Scottish-born Australian pastoralist, businessman and politician.

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Lloyd Tevis (1824 - 1899)

Lloyd Tevis (March 20, 1824 – July 24, 1899) was a banker and capitalist who served as president of Wells Fargo & Company from 1872 to 1892. Early life He was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky...

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Charles Pfizer MP (1824 - 1906)

Charles Pfizer (March 22, 1824 in Ludwigsburg as Karl Pfizer – October 19, 1906) German chemist who immigrated to the United States seeking new opportunities in the early 1840s who in 1849 fou...

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Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE MP

[ Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA (born 8 June 1955),[1] also known as "TimBL," is a British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He mad...

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Karl Benz MP (1844 - 1929)

In 1885, German mechanical engineer, Karl Benz designed and built the world's first practical automobile to be powered by an internal-combustion engine. On January 29, 1886, Benz received the first pat...

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Henry Allsopp, 1st Baron Hindlip MP (1811 - 1887)

Henry Allsopp, 1st Baron Hindlip (19 February 1811 – 2 April 1887), known as Sir Henry Allsopp, Bt, between 1880 and 1886, was a British businessman and Conservative politician. Background ...

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Austin Baldwin MP (1807 - 1886)

AUSTIN7, Enos6, Isaac5, Thomas4, Joseph3, Thomas2, John1 (of Woburn & Billerica). BALDWIN TOOL COMPANY/AUSTIN BALDWIN & CO.SHIPPING Austin Baldwin, son of Enos Baldwin and Lucy Parker, was b. June ...

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Basil Sanderson, 1st Baron Sanderson of Ayot (1894 - 1971)

Basil Sanderson, 1st Baron Sanderson of Ayot, MC (19 June 1894 - 15 August 1971), was a British businessman and public servant. Sanderson was the son of the businessman Harold Arthur Sanderson, gen...

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Dudley Ryder, 7th Earl of Harrowby MP (1922 - 2007)

Dudley Danvers Granville Coutts Ryder, 7th Earl of Harrowby, TD (20 December 1922 – 9 October 2007) was a deputy chairman of Coutts bank and its parent company, NatWest. He was a descendent of...

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David Howard Murdock MP (1923 - d.)

David Howard Murdock owns Dole Food; the real-estate development company Castle & Cook; virtually the entire Hawaiian island of Lanai and its two Four Seasons golf resorts; an Arabian horse-b...

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Cecil John Rhodes MP (1853 - 1902)

Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902) was father of the De Beers Consolidated Mining Company and the British South Africa Company, as well as a major architect of British policy in southern Africa, founder of ...

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James Crossley Eno MP (1827 - 1915)

James Crossley Eno was the inventor of Eno fruit salts. James Crossley Eno (1827/8–1915), manufacturer of patent medicine, was born in Newcastle, the son of James Eno (c.1793–1829), a g...

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Sir John Moores, CBE MP (1896 - 1993)

John Moores From Wikipedia ) John Moores was born into a working-class family in Eccles, near Salford, Lancashire on 25 January 1896. He was one of eight children and the eldest of four sons. He ...

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Rupert Murdoch MP

New York, New York, New York, United States

Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KSG is an Australian-American business magnate. He is the founder and Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate. In 1953, Murdoch b...

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Sir Henry Doulton MP (1820 - 1897)

Sir Henry Doulton (25 July 1820 – 18 November 1897) was an English businessman, inventor and manufacturer of pottery, instrumental in developing the firm of Royal Doulton.

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Pierre Lorillard, II (1764 - 1843)

He was an American tobacco manufacturer, industrialist, banker, businessman, and real estate tycoon. Born Pierre Lorillard II on September 7, 1764 in New York, the son of Pierre Abraham Lorillard and...

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Pierre Abraham Lorillard (1742 - 1776)

He founded the business which developed into the Lorillard Tobacco Company, which claims to be the oldest tobacco firm in the United States and in the world. The son of Jean Lorillard (born 1707) and...

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John Stephenson (1809 - 1893)

John G. Stephenson (1809 in County Armagh, Ireland - 1893 in New Rochelle, N.Y.), an American coachbuilder, invented and patented the first streetcar to run on rails in the United States. Stephenson ...

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Louis Henry Severance MP (1838 - 1913)

Louis Henry Severance (1838–1913), oilman and philanthropist was a founding member of the Standard Oil Trust, the first treasurer of Standard Oil,[4] and a sulfur magnate.

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Stephen V. Harkness MP (1818 - 1888)

Stephen Vanderburgh Harkness (November 18, 1818 – March 6, 1888) was an American businessman from Cleveland, Ohio, who invested as a silent partner with oil titan John D. Rockefeller, Sr. in the...

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George Walton Lucas, Jr. MP

Marin, CA, USA

Wikipedia: George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944 ) is an American film producer, screenwriter, director and founder/chairman of Lucasfilm Ltd. He is best known for being the creator of the scie...

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Daniel Morrison Harkness, (G.A.R.) MP (1822 - 1896)

Daniel M. Harkness was born in Milan, Ohio in 1822 He played an important role in the formation of Standard Oil. His younger half-brother on his mother's side, Henry Flagler and his older half-brothe...

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Laurence Roderick Llewelyn-Bowen MP

Laurence Roderick Llewelyn-Bowen (born 11 March 1965) is a successful English homestyle consultant and television personality best known for his appearances on the BBC programme Changing Rooms and for ...

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Sir Geoffrey Raoul de Havilland MP (1882 - 1965)

Name: GEOFFREY @ DE HAVILLAND Prefix: Capt. Sir Given Name: GEOFFREY @ Surname: DE HAVILLAND Sex: M _UID: 2A9ED706463CD811BE490080C8C142CC2EF9 Change Date: 14 Aug 2004 Note: De Havillan...

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Walter Charles White (1876 - 1929)

Walter C. White (1876 - 1929) Beginning in 1900, developed White Steamer cars and trucks that were known for their quality and performance Provided vehicles for military service during World War I;...

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Sir Samuel Cunard, 1st Baronet MP (1787 - 1865)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Sir Samuel Cunard, 1st Baronet (21 November 1787 – 28 April 1865) was a British shipping magnate, born at Halifax, Nova Scotia, who founded the Cunard Line. ...

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William Northrup Brockway MP (1829 - 1889)

William Northrup Brockway was the 1st child of Smith Payne Brockway and Minerva Northrup. He was b. at Cortland NY on June 6,1829; married, at Preble NY on Oct. 23,1860, with EDITH HINE, dau. of Willia...

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Sereno Peck Fenn (1844 - 1927)

SERENO PECK FENN .... Birth: Apr. 25, 1844 Tallmadge Summit County Ohio, USA Death: Jan. 3, 1927 Cleveland Cuyahoga County Ohio, USA Paint magnate. One of three principal founders of the Sherwin-Will...

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Colonel John Stevens III (Continental Army) MP (1749 - 1838)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW JERSEY with the rank of MAJOR. DAR Ancestor # A108918 ) Col. John Stevens, III (1749 - March 6, 1838) was an American lawyer, engineer and an inventor. ...

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Guglielmo Marconi, Nobel Prize in Physics 1909 MP (1874 - 1937)

Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874– 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor, known for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system, which served as the foundation for the establish...

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Wyatt Tate Brady MP (1870 - 1925)

Wyatt Tate Brady (January 20, 1870 – August 25, 1925) was an American merchant, politician, and a founder of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Early life Brady was born in Forest City, Missouri, in 1870. His...

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James Darcy Lever MP (1854 - 1910)

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Philip William Bryce Lever, 3rd Viscount Leverhulme MP (1915 - d.)

Philip William Bryce Lever, 3rd Viscount Leverhulme, KG From WIkipedia (1 July 1915 – 4 July 2000) was a British peer. Education and Career Lever was the only son of William Lever, 2...

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William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme MP (1851 - 1925)

grocer 1867-86, soap manufacturer from 1886; founder of Port Sunlight and Chairman of Lever Brothers plc; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Wirral 1906-10; High Sheriff of Lancashire 1917; Mayor of Bo...

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William Hulme Lever, 2nd Viscount Leverhulme MP (1888 - 1949)

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Abram Lyle MP (1820 - 1891)

Abram Lyle (1820–1891) is noted for founding the sugar refiners Abram Lyle & Sons which merged with a rival to become Tate & Lyle in 1921. He was born in the seaport of Greenock in Scotland, a...

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Jeremiah iii Chubb (1790 - 1847)

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Charles Chubb (1779 - d.)

Charles Chubb died 1845 (Dictionary of National Biography) Locksmith who started business at Winchester in the hardware trade and then moved first to Portsea and then London, where he founded the fir...

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Alfred Booth MP (1834 - 1914)

Alfred Booth and Company Alfred Booth and Company was founded in 1863 by Alfred Booth and his more famous brother, the English philanthropist and poverty reformer, Charles Booth[1] and grew from bein...

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S. Robson Walton MP

Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton (born October 28, 1944) is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He is currently (as of 2012) Chairman of the com...

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Jim Walton MP

James Carr Walton (born June 7, 1948) is the youngest son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and the Chairman of Arvest Bank. Walton has served on the Walmart Board of Directors since 2005 and is current...

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James “Bud” Walton MP (1921 - 1995)

James Lawrence “Bud” Walton (December 20, 1921 – March 21, 1995) was the brother of Sam Walton and cofounder of Wal-Mart. Early life James Lawrence Walton was born on Decembe...

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Riley P. Bechtel MP

Riley P. Bechtel (CBE) (born 1952) is an American heir and businessman. He serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bechtel Corporation. Biography Early life He is the great-gr...

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Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. MP

. Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. (born May 10, 1925) is, with his son Riley, co-owner of the Bechtel Corporation. He is the son of Stephen David Bechtel, Sr. and grandson of Warren A. Bechtel who founded th...

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Willaim Clay Ford, Sr. (1925 - d.)

on the right in profile photo . William Clay Ford, Sr. (born March 14, 1925) is the youngest of the four children of Edsel Ford and the youngest grandchild of Henry Ford. Biography Ford served ...

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