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Wilhelm Carl von Rothschild MP (1828 - 1901)

Baron Wilhelm Carl von Rothschild (16 May 1828 – 25 January 1901) was a banker and financier of the Frankfurt House of Rothschild. Contents [show] Life and career[edit] Wilhelm Carl von Ro...

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Hugh Ellsworth Rodham MP (1911 - 1993)

Hugh Ellsworth Rodham (April 2, 1911 – April 7, 1993) was an American textile wholesaler and father of former New York Senator, former First Lady of the United States and current United States S...

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John Townsend (1783 - 1854)

) John Townsend (1783–1854) was a prominent industrialist and politician in the Albany, New York area. He was unanimously elected Mayor of Albany three times and served as the 37th Mayor of th...

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General Franklin Townsend (1821 - 1898)

Franklin Townsend (1821–1898) was descended from Henry Townsend one of the founders of Oyster Bay, New York. He was a 19th-century industrialist, active in his family's iron business which was...

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Chauncey Vibbard (1811 - 1891)

Chauncey Vibbard (November 11, 1811 - June 5, 1891) was an American railroad executive and a U.S. Representative from New York during the American Civil War. He also served as the Union's director an...

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Hermann Josef Abs (1901 - 1994)

Nach dem Krieg wurde Abs gemäß Anweisung der Alliierten von seinem Vorstandsposten suspendiert und für etwa drei Monate inhaftiert. Danach wurde er als Finanzberater in der britisc...

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John Pruyn, US Congress (1811 - 1877)

Civil War US Congressman. He was twice elected as a Democrat to represent New York's 14th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving first from December 7, 1863 to March 3, 186...

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George Emlen Roosevelt (1887 - 1963)

George Emlen Roosevelt (1887-1963) a banker and philanthropist, was a first cousin once-removed of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and one of the most prominent railroad financiers of his day, invo...

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James Alfred Roosevelt (1825 - 1898)

James Alfred Roosevelt (June 13, 1825 - July 15, 1898) was an American merchant, a member of the Roosevelt family, and an uncle of United States President Theodore Roosevelt. He became a member of his ...

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William Emlen Roosevelt (1857 - 1930)

William Emlen Roosevelt (April 30, 1857 - March 15, 1930) was a prominent New York City banker who held a wide range of positions in numerous organizations and was a cousin of United States President T...

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Sheffield Phelps (1921 - 2006)

Sheffield Phelps (1921–2006) was an American businessperson, and a prominent figure in the art community. He was the scion of an old New England family who moved to Washington state and rose t...

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G. Willing Pepper (1909 - 2001)

G. Willing Pepper (1909-April 21, 2001), known as “Wing” was a corporate executive, the former president of the Scott Paper Company, and a notable Philadelphia philanthropist. He combin...

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Samuel Mather (1851 - 1931)

Samuel Mather (7 July 1851 – 19 October 1931) industrialist and philanthropist born in Cleveland, Ohio. For many years Mather was that city's richest citizen and a major philanthropist, contri...

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Mary Ann Lippitt (1918 - 2006)

Mary Ann Lippitt (1918-2006) was a pilot who founded her own aviation company after the Second World War. Mary Ann Lippitt was trained during the Second World War at Fort Devens, Massachusetts to wor...

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Robert Giffard MP (1587 - c.1668)

Notes Location info: Perche, France (birth, marriage), Québec (death), Beauport (burial) NOTE about place of birth: This source gives Autheil . This other source gives Saint-Jean-Baptiste...

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Cher MP

Cher (pronounced /ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946) is an American recording artist, actress, director and record producer. Referred to as the Goddess of Pop,...

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Harry G. Haskell (1870 - 1951)

Harry G. Haskell (1870-1951) was a DuPont vice president and member of the Executive Committee who also served on the company's Board of Directors. A graduate of the Columbia University School of Mines...

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Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes (August 19, 1919 – February 24, 1990) was an American entrepreneur most prominently known as the publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B. C. Forbes. He w...

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J. Richardson Dilworth (1916 - 1997)

J. Richardson Dilworth (1916 – December 29, 1997) was a leading businessman best known for being a lawyer for the Rockefeller family.

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C. Ledyard Blair (1867 - 1949)

Clinton Ledyard Blair (July 16, 1867 – February 7, 1949) was a prominent American investment banker and yachtsman. Blair was the grandson of John Insley Blair, one of the wealthiest men of t...

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Andrew Watson Armour III (1908 - 1991)

Andrew Watson "Butch" Armour III (October 22, 1908 – December 27, 1991) was a member of the prominent Armour family of meatpacking fame (Armour and Company), a company president, and notable p...

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Edward Dean Adams (1846 - 1931)

Edward Dean Adams, was President of the Cataract Construction Company that built the first hydro-electric power plant in 1895 in Niagara Falls and started the electrification of the world' While Niko...

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Hans Rudolf Fürstenberg (1890 - 1982)

Was in Paris during the WW2. But: during the time of his emigration from Germany, he lived also in Amsterdam, in Normandy, but most of the time – together with his wife Genia – disguise...

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Carl Rudolf Fürstenberg MP (1850 - 1933)

Unter Fürstenberg wurde die Berliner Handels-Gesellschaft zu einer der führenden deutschen Banken im Unternehmensgeschäft mit wesentlichem Anteil am Ausbau der Schwerindustrie im R...

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Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr. MP (1909 - 2000)

. The rakishly handsome actor, producer, author and businessman Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was a real-life war hero and friend of royalty. He was the son of the ‘Prince of Pickfair’, actor D...

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George Whitney, Jr. (1885 - 1963)

George Whitney, Jr. was a descendant of John Whitney (1589/92 - 1673), an English immigrant who arrived in America in 1635 and who settled in Watertown, Massachusetts. This prominent branch of the Whit...

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Jonathan James Bush MP

Jonathan James Bush (born May 6, 1931), is an American banker and former Republican Party fundraiser. Education and family Jonathan Bush graduated from Hotchkiss School and Yale University, where...

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Mills B. Lane, Jr. (1912 - 1989)

In the 1950s and 1960s Mills B. Lane Jr. played an important role in Atlanta's political development and economic expansion. As president of Atlanta-based Citizens and Southern National Bank (C&S), L...

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Colonel Robert Alexander Fleming (CSA) (1825 - 1890)

Robert Alexander Fleming was a Colonel in the Confederate Army and fought in the battles of Resaca, New Hope Church, Kennesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek, Atlanta and Jonesboro under General Johnston a...

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James H. Laughlin (1806 - 1882)

James H. Laughlin was a pioneer of the iron and steel industry in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born March 1, 1806 near Portaferry in County Down. Laughlin died on December 18, 1882. Steel indus...

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Charles William Schwartz, IV (1919 - 2014)

Born Nov 23, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pa. Grew up in Providence, RI. Graduated from MIT Class of '42 with a BS in Engineering. Attended NROTC at Notre Dame, Indiana. Graduated with Naval commission in Jun...

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J. W. Marriott, Jr. MP

. John Willard "Bill" Marriott, Jr. (born March 25, 1932) is the Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Marriott International. Biography Marriott is the son of Alice Marriott and J....

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Samuel Richard Peale, Senator (1830 - 1910)

Doctor John W. Peale, S.R.'s father, was born at Shippensburg, Pennsylvania on June 13, 1800 to John and Mary (McClintock) Peale. After studying medicine, John moved to Hughesville and began practici...

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Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt MP (1894 - 1979)

Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt (April 9, 1894 – October 13, 1979), the fifth child of US President Theodore Roosevelt was a distinguished US Army officer and commander of U.S. forces in both Worl...

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Chester Russell Hubbard (1848 - 1934)

From Biographical Directory of the American Iron and Steel Institute  By American Iron and Steel Institute, James Thompson McCleary. Page 245 Chester Russell Hubbard

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Charles E. Lauriat, Jr. (1874 - 1937)

Charles Lauriat, Jr., 40, was of the Charles E. Lauriat Company, booksellers, of Boston, Massachusetts. He was an experienced traveler, but the last voyage of the Lusitania was his first on the Cunar...

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Arnold Williams, 21st Governor of Idaho MP (1898 - 1970)

Arnold Williams was born in Fillmore, Utah, on May 21, 1898. His education was attained in the Fillmore public school system and at Hennager's Business College in Salt Lake City. Williams served with t...

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Henry Hartman (1841 - 1902)

Co. D. 120th Reg't Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Enrolled Oct. 17, 1862; honorably discharged July 7, 1865, at Camp Chase, Ohio. Henry was disabled from his Civil War service and was pensioned from July 8...

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John C. Whitehead (1922 - 2015)

John Cunningham Whitehead (April 2, 1922 – February 7, 2015) was an American banker and civil servant, and a board member of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (WTC Memorial Foundation...

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James H. Perkins (1876 - 1940)

James Handasyd Perkins (January 11, 1876 – July 12, 1940) was a chairman of National City Bank. Biography Perkins was born in Milton, Massachusetts on January 11, 1876 to Edward Cranch P...

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Frank Batten (1927 - 2009)

Frank Batten (February 11, 1927 – September 10, 2009) was a co-founder of the first nationwide, 24-hour cable weather channel, The Weather Channel. His media company, Landmark Media Enterprise...

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William Wycliffe Spooner (1882 - 1967)

William Wycliffe Spooner was the son of Dr William Archibald Spooner and Frances Wycliffe Spooner[1] and founded the Spooner Dryer and Engineering Company in 1932 in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England. Wi...

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Arianna Huffington MP

Arianna Huffington (née Stassinopoulos; born Αριάδνη-Άννα Στασινο&...

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John Parish (1742 - 1829)

Ende des Jahres 1796 übertrug Parish die Leitung seines Unternehmens auf seine Söhne John und Richard und zahlte seinen bisherigen Geschäftspartner Möller auf eigenen Wunsch...

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Roy M. Huffington (1917 - 2008)

Roy Michael Huffington (October 4, 1917 – July 11, 2008) was an American oilman originally from Tomball in Harris County, Texas, who later served as United States Ambassador to Austria.

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James Harvey Boyce, Sr. (1922 - 1990)

) James Harvey Boyce, Sr., known as Jimmy Boyce (October 6, 1922 – May 15, 1990) was a businessman from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, who from 1972 to 1976 was the state chairman of the Louisia...

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Charles T. Beaird (1922 - 2006)

Charles Thomas Beaird (July 17, 1922 - April 18, 2006) was an industrialist, newspaper publisher, philanthropist, and civic leader from Shreveport in northwestern Louisiana. A self-identified "libera...

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Jim France MP

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Carl "Jim" France (born October 24, 1944) is an American motorsports executive, at present the vice chairman of the board of directors and executive vice p...

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Gen. Duff Green MP (1791 - 1875)

American teacher, military leader, politician, journalist, author, diplomat, industrialist and businessman.

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Marvin Travis Runyon (1924 - 2004)

Marvin Travis Runyon (September 16, 1924 – May 3, 2004) was an American business executive. After a long career as a manufacturing executive at Ford Motor Company, he retired, then was the U.S...

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Lewis Rodman Wanamaker (1863 - 1928)

Princeton University Class of 1886.

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John Wanamaker, U.S. Postmaster General (1838 - 1922)

John Wanamaker (July 11, 1838 – December 12, 1922) was a United States merchant, religious leader, civic and political figure, considered by some to be a proponent of advertising and a "pionee...

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Marshall Jewell, Governor, U. S. Postmaster General MP (1825 - 1883)

Marshall Jewell (October 20, 1825 – February 10, 1883) was a successful tanner, businessman, pioneer telegrapher, telephone entrepreneur, world traveler, and political figure who served as 44t...

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Ebenezer Hazard (1744 - 1817)

Ebenezer Hazard (1744–1817) was an American businessman and politician, appointed as deputy Postmaster of New York City; in 1782 he became US Postmaster General, serving from 1782 to 1789. Haz...

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Dr. Stephen Duncan MP (1787 - 1867)

Stephen Duncan (1787-1867) was an American plantation owner and banker in the antebellum South. He became the wealthiest cotton planter in the South prior to the American Civil War, and the second la...

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Alfred V du Pont (1798 - 1856)

Alfred Victor Philadelphe du Pont (April 11, 1798 – October 4, 1856) was an American chemist and industrialist, who was the eldest son and successor of Eleuthère Irénée du...

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William A Means (1831 - 1921)

William A. Means, son of Thomas Means became successful in the iron industry at Ironton Ohio and engaged in the same business in Cincinnati when he was about 45 years old and later became head of a Cin...

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Governor John Victor Evans (1925 - 2014)

Obituary John V. Evans January 18, 1925 - July 8, 2014 Idaho's faithful servant, Governor John Victor Evans, Sr. joined his heavenly family on July 8, 2014, surrounded by family at his home in Boise,...

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Sydney Biddle Barrows ("Mayflower Madam") MP

New York, NY, USA

Sydney Biddle Barrows (born January 14, 1952), known as the Mayflower Madam , was an American madam. After her escort service was exposed and disbanded, she gained worldwide notoriety, in part because ...

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Michael Prochaska (1919 - 2013)

RACINE - Michael Prochaska, 93, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at his home. Mike was born in Racine, November 10, 1919, the son of the late Michael and Pavla (nee: Sucanski) Prochaska. As a...

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John Lowell, Jr. (1799 - 1836)

John Lowell, Jr. (May 11, 1799–March 4, 1836) was a U.S. businessman, early philanthropist, and through his will, founder of the Lowell Institute. -------------------- ) In January 1971, a BBC...

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John Peter Roberts MP (1945 - 2001)

John Roberts aka Jock was a businessman who produced the Woodstock Festival. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Roberts and his friend tried to pitch a story for a television series ...

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Elliot Handler MP (1916 - 2011)

Isadore Elliot Handler cofounded Mattel, Inc. which was named after Handler and his business partner Harold Matson. His wife, Ruth Mosko Handler, took over Matson's role when the Handlers bought out ...

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Jeffrey Adam Zucker MP

United States

Jeffrey Adam "Jeff" Zucker[2] (born April 9, 1965) is the current president of CNN Worldwide. He previously served as the President and CEO of NBC Universal.[3] Zucker has also served as an Executive...

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Michael Redstone MP (1902 - 1987)

Michael Redstone, born Michael Rothstein, was the founder of the Northeast Theater Corporation which became National Amusements, Inc. Biography[edit] Redstone was born in Boston.[2] In 1940, he cha...

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Ginna Marston MP

Ginna Sulcer-Marston (born Ginna Sulcer February 19, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American advertising executive notable for anti-drug public service advertising campaigns at the Partnership for ...

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Frederick D. Sulcer (1926 - 2004)

Frederick Durham Sulcer (1926–2004), known as Sandy Sulcer, was an American advertising agency copywriter and executive notable for creating the 1960s Put a Tiger in Your Tank advertising them...

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Pete Coors MP

Peter Hanson "Pete" Coors (born September 20, 1946) is an American businessman and politician. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Molson Coors Brewing Company and Chairman of MillerCoors.

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Walter Hoving (1897 - 1989)

Swedish-born American businessman Walter Hoving was the head of Tiffany & Company from 1955 to 1980. He was born on December 2, 1897 in Stockholm, the son of Johannes Hoving, a surgeon and Helga Rund...

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Ned Lamont MP

Edward Miner "Ned" Lamont, Jr. (born January 3, 1954) is founder and chairman of Lamont Digital Systems, which provides video and data services to hundreds of college campuses across the country, and...

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George Washington Brackenridge (1832 - 1920)

George Washington Brackenridge (January 14, 1832– December 28, 1920) was a philanthropist and the longest-serving Regent for the University of Texas. His donations of time, land holdings and w...

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John E. Hanifen (1848 - 1921)

Philadelphia Inquirer, November 22, 1921"JOHN E. HANIFENProminent Manufacturer and Member of Prison Inspectors' Board DiesJohn E. Haifen, member of the Board of Prison Inspectors of Philadelphia, and w...

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Arthur A. Seeligson, Jr. (1920 - 2001)

. Arthur Addison Seeligson, Jr. (October 29, 1920 - April 17, 2001) was an American oilman, rancher, and a Thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder. Family Seeligson was born in San Antonio, Texas, t...

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George M. Verity (1870 - 1942)

George M. Verity was the founder of Armco Steel. )

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C. William Verity, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (1917 - 2007)

. Calvin William Verity, Jr. (January 26, 1917 – January 3, 2007) was a U.S. administrator and steel industrialist. He served as the Secretary of Commerce between 1987 and 1989, under Presiden...

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Hugh Gregg, Governor (1917 - 2003)

Hugh Gregg (November 22, 1917 – September 24, 2003) was governor of the U.S. state of New Hampshire from 1953 to 1955, and was the youngest person ever elected to that office. He is the father...

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Jean Nidetch MP (1923 - 2015)

Jean Nidetch (born 'Jean Slutsky' on October 12, 1923) is the cofounder of the Weight Watchers organization. Early life[edit] Nidetch was born in Brooklyn, New York, to David Slutsky, a cab driver,...

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Joseph Leopold Eichler MP (1900 - 1974)

Joseph Eichler (1900–1974) was a 20th-century post-war U.S. American real estate developer known for developing distinctive residential subdivisions of Mid-Century modern style tract housing i...

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Jay R. Benton (1885 - 1953)

Jay Rogers Benton (October 18, 1885 – November 4, 1953) was an American lawyer, businessman, and politician who served as Massachusetts Attorney General from 1923–1927. He was born in S...

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V. Everit Macy (1871 - 1930)

Valentine Everitt Macy (1871–1930) was an American industrialist and philanthropist, involved in local government. He served as the commissioner of the Westchester County, New York Department ...

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Morris Ketchum Jesup (1830 - 1908)

Morris Ketchum Jesup (June 21, 1830 – January 22, 1908), was a United States banker and philanthropist. He was the president of the American Museum of Natural History.

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Ferdinand Sulzberger (1842 - 1915)

SULZBERGER, Ferdinand, meat packer, b. in Obergrombach, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany, in February, 1842; d. in Constance, Germany, 6 Aug., 1915, son of Moses and Theresa (Schrag) Sulzberger, and a des...

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Henry Kirke Porter (1840 - 1921)

Henry Kirke Porter (November 24, 1840 – April 10, 1921) was an American businessman and Representative of the United States Congress for Pennsylvania's 31st congressional district. Biography...

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Pierre Lorillard, IV (1833 - 1901)

The first American to win the English Derby, Pierre Lorillard, IV is also known as the developer of the exclusive Tuxedo Park colony in New York City. His great-grandfather founded the Lorillard Tobacc...

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George Jay Gould I (1864 - 1923)

Wikipedia contributors. " George Jay Gould I ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

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Edwin Gould, I (1866 - 1933)

Edwin Gould (February 26, 1866 – July 12, 1933), was an American investor and railway official. Edwin Gould Education Columbia University Spouse Sarah Cantine Shrady (c. 1870-1951) Child...

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Chauncey Brooks McCormick (1885 - 1954)

Chauncey Brooks McCormick (December 7, 1884 – September 8, 1954) was an American businessman and art collector in the McCormick family.

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Charles Deering (1852 - 1927)

CHARLES DEERING [Deering Estate at Cutler: The Deering Family] Charles Deering (1852–1927) was an American businessman, art collector, and philanthropist. He was an executive of the agricult...

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William Deering (1826 - 1913)

William Deering (1826–1913) was an American businessman and philanthropist. He inherited a woolen mill in Maine, but made his fortune in later life with the Deering Harvester Company. ------...

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William Bayard Cutting, Sr. (1850 - 1912)

William Bayard Cutting (January 12, 1850 – March 1, 1912), a member of New York's merchant aristocracy, was an attorney, financier, real estate developer, sugar beet refiner and philanthropist...

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Charles R. Crane (1858 - 1939)

Charles Richard Crane (1858–1939) was a wealthy American businessman, heir to a large industrial fortune and connoisseur of Arab culture, a noted Arabist. His widespread business interests gav...

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M.C.D. Borden ("the Calico King") (1842 - 1912)

Matthew Chaloner Durfee Borden (July 18, 1842 - May 27, 1912) (commonly referred to as M.C.D. Borden), was a textile leader from Fall River, Massachusetts who, in 1880 reorganized the failed American...

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Richard Borden (1795 - 1874)

Colonel Richard Borden (1795–1874) was an American businessman and civic leader from Fall River, Massachusetts. He co-founded the Fall River Iron Works in 1821, and later built several early c...

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Cornelius Newton Bliss, Jr. (1874 - d.)

. Cornelius Newton Bliss Jr. (April 15, 1875–April 5, 1949) was an American merchant, political organizer, and philanthropist. He was born in April 15, 1875 in New York City to Cornelius Newto...

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