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Marcus Sieff, Baron Sieff of Brimpton MP (1913 - 2001)

"Marcus Joseph Sieff, Baron Sieff of Brimpton OBE (2 July 1913 – 23 February 2001) was a Jewish British businessman and chairman of his family company, the retailler Marks & Spencer, from 1972 t...

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Israel Moses Sieff, Baron Sieff MP (1889 - 1972)

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J. Edward Sieff MP (1906 - 1982)

Chairman of Marks and Spencer, 1967-72

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George Weidenfeld, Baron Weidenfeld (1919 - d.)

Arthur George Weidenfeld, Baron Weidenfeld, GBE (born 13 September 1919)[1] is a British publisher, philanthropist, and newspaper columnist.

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Roy Oliver Disney (1893 - 1971)

Roy Oliver Disney was, with his younger brother Walt Disney, the co-founder of what is now The Walt Disney Company. After Walt died, Roy became the chairman of the company. Roy served as the company's ...

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Jeanie Jackson MP

Jeanie Buss (born September 26, 1961) is part-owner and president of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Buss is the daughter of Jerry Buss, a real estate investor wh...

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Charles Brayton Manville (1834 - 1927)

wisconsinhistory.org - about C.B. Manville.... ; In 1885 the Manville Covering Company was founded in Wisconsin by C. B. Manville. In 1901, H. W. Johns Manufacturing and Manville Covering Co. merge...

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Frederick Miller (1824 - 1888)

Frederick Edward John Miller (born as "Friedrich Eduard Johannes Müller" November 24, 1824 in Riedlingen, Germany - May 11, 1888) was a brewery owner who founded the Miller Brewing Company at ...

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Alexander Henry Stevens MP (1834 - 1916)

OBITUARY RECORD OF YALE GRADUATES 1915-1920 NEW HAVEN PUBLISHED BY THE UNIVERSITY SIXTEENTH SERIES • AUGUST, 1920 • NUMBER ELEVEN Page 270 Alexander Henry Stevens , B.A. 185...

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Anthony Pomerleau MP (1918 - d.)

Sources "At 94, Developer Tony Pomerleau Still Spreading The Wealth" Vermont Public Radio, July 11, 2012

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William Fraser, 1st Baron Strathalmond, CBE (1888 - 1970)

Chairman of British Petroleum.

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Daniel B. Wesson II (1916 - 1978)

Daniel Baird Wesson II (April 1916 – November 1978) was an inventor and firearms maker and the great-grandson of inventor and firearms maker Daniel Baird Wesson who was co-founder of Smith & W...

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Daniel Baird Wesson (1825 - 1906)

Daniel Wesson (1825-1906) Gun Company Owner Daniel B. Wesson partnered with Horace Smith in Norwich, Connecticut in the early 1850's to develop the first repeating rifle, the Volcanic rifle. Da...

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Douglas Imrie McKay (1879 - 1962)

Douglas Imrie McKay (1879 – September 24, 1962) was an American artillery and law enforcement officer and NYPD police official who served as NYPD Police Commissioner in 1914. His five months...

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Jacob Jay Vandergrift (1827 - 1899)

TRANSPORTATION PIONEER,INDUSTRIALIST, MANUFACTURER, CAPITALIST, OIL MAGNATE,RIVERBOAT CAPTAIN/OWNER FOUNDER; United Pipe Line Company, Imperial Refinery,Forrest Oil Company(largest oil production...

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George Francis Fabyan MP (1837 - 1907)

Head of textile company the Bliss Fabyan Corporation, then the largest cotton goods organization in the world. Obituaries: Lamb's Textile Industries of the United States: Embracing Biographical S...

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Francis James Fry (1835 - 1918)

Chocolate manufacturer.

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Roderick James Fry (c.1865 - d.)

Chocolate manufacturer.

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Cecil Roderick Fry (c.1890 - d.)

Chocolate manufacturer.

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Robert Hanneman Avery MP (1840 - 1893)

Union soldier Robert H. Avery of Galesburg, Ill., survived confinement in the infamous Confederate military prison at Andersonville, Ga., where 13,000 of his fellow prisoners died. One of the ways he k...

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Brig. General Joseph R. Anderson (CSA) (1813 - 1892)

Joseph Reid Anderson (February 16, 1813 – September 7, 1892) was an American civil engineer, industrialist, and soldier. During the American Civil War he served as a Confederate general, and h...

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Robert Parker Parrott (1804 - 1877)

Robert Parker Parrott (October 5, 1804 – December 24, 1877) was an American soldier and inventor of military ordnance. Biography Born in Lee, New Hampshire, he was the son of John Fa...

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Jean-Louis Lévesque (1911 - 1994)

Jean-Louis Lévesque, CM OQ (April 13, 1911 – December 28, 1994) was a Canadian entrepreneur, thoroughbred racehorse owner, and philanthropist. J. Louis Lévesque was born in N...

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Georgia Neese Clark, Treasurer of the United States (1898 - 1995)

Georgia Neese Clark Gray (January 27, 1898 – October 26, 1995) was the first woman Treasurer of the United States, serving from 1949 to 1953. No subsequent Treasurer has been a man. Early li...

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Vidal Sassoon MP (1928 - 2012)

en.wikipedia... ; dailymail.co... ; findagrave... ; Sassoon was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours.

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A.L. Chaffee (1870 - 1929)

Find a Grave Birth: Nov. 22, 1870 Ventura Ventura County California, USA Death: Jun. 11, 1929 Ventura Ventura County California, USA Taken from Guinn Historical & Biographical Record of Souther...

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Eli Metcalfe Bruce (1828 - 1866)

Eli Metcalfe Bruce (February 22, 1828 – December 15, 1866) was a philanthropist and a Representative from Kentucky in the First and Second Confederate Congresses. He was the principle financie...

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James Buchanan Duke MP (1856 - 1925)

James Buchanan Duke (December 23, 1856 – October 10, 1925) was a U.S. tobacco and electric power industrialist best known for his involvement with Duke University. Personal life James ...

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John "Hyde" Chaffee (1869 - 1950)

Find a Grave Birth: Jan. 29, 1869 Ventura Ventura County California, USA Death: Jan. 25, 1950 Ventura Ventura County California, USA John "Hyde" Chaffee was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Ven...

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Walter Scott Chaffee, Jr. (1866 - 1936)

Find a Grave Birth: Oct. 19, 1866 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County California, USA Death: Jan. 30, 1936 Ventura Ventura County California, USA Walter Scott Chaffee Jr., otherwise known as W.S...

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Jonas Gilman Clark (1815 - 1900)

Jonas Gilman Clark (February 1, 1815 – May 23, 1900) was an American businessman, and the founder of Clark University. He started his business career in Massachusetts, before moving to Califor...

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Donald N. Frey (1923 - 2010)

Donald Nelson Frey (pronounced Frī ) (March 23, 1923 – March 5, 2010), was widely known as the Ford Motor Company product manager who, along with Lee Iacocca and others, developed the F...

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John Ogden, the Pilgrim MP (1609 - 1682)

From "The Ogden Family in America, Elizabethtown Branch, and Their English Ancestry: John Ogden, the Pilgrim, and His Descendants, 1640-1906," By William Ogden Wheeler, Published by Printed for private...

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Eugene Power (1905 - 1993)

Eugene B. Power (1905-1993) was a pioneering entrepreneur in the use of microfilm for the reproduction of scholarly publications. During World War II, Power directed the microfilming of thousands o...

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<private> Carney

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Willis M. Hawkins (1913 - 2004)

Willis M. Hawkins (December 1, 1913 – September 28, 2004) was an aeronautical engineer for Lockheed for more than fifty years. He was hired to the company in 1937, immediately after receiving ...

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Edgar Gott (1887 - 1947)

Edgar Nathaniel Gott (May 2, 1887 – July 17, 1947) was an early American aviation industry executive. A co-founder and first president of The Boeing Company, Gott was a senior executive of sev...

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Bill Noël (1914 - 1987)

William Douglas Noël, known as Bill Noël (May 11, 1914–January 9, 1987), was an independent oilman, industrialist, banker, rancher, philanthropist, and civic leader in Odessa, Te...

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Bedford S. Wynne (1923 - 1989)

Bedford S. Wynne was born July 14, 1923, he attended high school in Longview before graduating from the New Mexico Military Institute. He spent three and a half years in the Army and then attended the ...

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Angus Gilchrist Wynne, Jr. (1914 - 1979)

Angus Gilchrist Wynne, Jr. (born January 9, 1914 in Kaufman County, Texas - died March 12, 1979 in Dallas) was a land developer, founder of Wynnewood Shopping Center and community development in Oak ...

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Radcliffe Killam (1910 - 2007)

Radcliffe Killam (July 1, 1910 – September 8, 2007) was a wealthy oilman, rancher, businessman, and philanthropist in Laredo, the seat of Webb County in south Texas. He was a particular benefa...

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Oliver Winfield Killam (1874 - 1959)

Oliver Winfield Killam, also known as O.W. Killam (April 27, 1874 – January 1, 1959), was a Texas oilman, a member of both houses of the Oklahoma State Legislature, a prominent civic figure, a...

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Franklin Augustus Seiberling (1859 - 1955)

Frank A. Seiberling, founder of Goodyear and Seiberling Rubber companies. Frank built Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in 1915. The Manor House of 65 rooms and 70 acres is now a tourist attraction in Akro...

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Joseph Chamberlain Wilson (1909 - 1971)

A businessman with an eye for innovations and the patience to research them, Wilson reinvented the Haloid Company as Xerox and made its name synonymous with photocopying. The Next Big Thing Josep...

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John Francis Queeny (c.1859 - 1933)

John Francis Queeny (August 17, 1859 – March 19, 1933) born in Chicago, founded the Monsanto Company in St. Louis, Missouri, as Monsanto Chemical Works, on November 30, 1901, with $5,000. He...

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Benjamin Tyler Henry (1821 - 1898)

Benjamin Tyler Henry (March 22, 1821–December 29, 1898) was an American gunsmith and manufacturer. He was the inventor of the Henry rifle , the first reliable lever-action repeating rifle. H...

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Edward Mead Johnson (1852 - 1934)

Edward Mead Johnson (April 23, 1852 – March 20, 1934) was an American businessman and one of the co-founders of Johnson & Johnson. In 1886, Edward Mead Johnson abandoned a career in law and jo...

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James Alexander Gray, Jr. MP (1889 - 1952)

James Alexander Gray, Jr. (August 21, 1889 – October 29, 1952) was a former president and chairman of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was the brother of fello...

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Col. Joel Allen Battle (1779 - 1829)

Joel Battle, born Edgecombe County, NC, one of 3 known children born to William Battle & Charity Horn, prominent citizens of Edgecombe. Grandson of Elisha Battle (b. Nansemond, VA) & Elizabeth Ruth S...

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Glenn Luther Martin (1886 - 1995)

Glenn Luther Martin (January 17, 1886 – December 5, 1955) was an American aviation pioneer. He designed and built his own aircraft and was an active pilot. He founded his own aircraft company ...

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William Colgate, The Colgate Co. (1783 - 1857)

William Colgate starts a starch, soap and candle business on Dutch Street in New York City. 1817 First Colgate advertisement appears in a New York newspaper. 1820 Colgate establishes a starch facto...

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Robert Jameson, Jr. (1802 - 1871)

. Robert Jemison, Jr. (September 17, 1802 in Lincoln County, Georgia – October 16, 1871 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) was a Civil War era politician who voted against the secession of Alabama and la...

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Don Benito Wilson MP (1811 - 1878)

Benjamin Davis Wilson (December 1, 1811 – March 11, 1878) was a California statesman and politician. He was known to the Native Americans as Don Benito because of his benevolent manner in his tr...

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Bowman Gray, Sr. MP (1874 - 1935)

. Bowman Gray, Sr. (May 1, 1874 – July 7, 1935) was a former president and chairman of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and a major benefactor of Wake Forest Uni...

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Fess Parker (1924 - 2010)

Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. (August 16, 1924 – March 18, 2010) was an American film and television actor best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney 1955–1956 TV mini-...

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Samuel Blodgett, Jr. (1757 - 1814)

Insurance Company of North America (INA) is the oldest stock insurance company in the United States,[1] founded in Philadelphia in 1792. It was one the largest American insurance companies of the 19t...

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Arthur H. Scott, Inventor, Paper Towel (1875 - 1927)

Arthur Hoyt Scott was the inventor of the throw-away paper towel and the second president of Scott Paper Company. His parents were Edward Irvin "E.I." or Irvin Scott and Sarah Francis "Fannie" Hoyt...

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Samuel Spencer, 1st President of Southern Railway (1847 - 1906)

) American railroad magnate Samuel Spencer (1847 - 1906) began his career in the industry as a mere engineer, but rose to become one of the country's most powerful transportation tycoons. Associated ...

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Boyle Workman (1868 - 1942)

Andrew Boyle Workman (September 20, 1868 – December 25, 1942) was a Los Angeles politician and businessman. He served as President of the Los Angeles City Council and, as such, was acting Mayor ...

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William Stamps Farish, II (1881 - 1942)

William Stamps Farish II (February 23, 1881 - November 29, 1942) was a pioneer in East Texas oilfield development, president of Standard Oil and a founding member and president of the American Petrol...

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W. Graham Claytor (1886 - 1971)

William Graham Claytor (December 20, 1886 – February 28, 1971), of Roanoke, Virginia, was the vice president of Appalachian Power Company, an electric utility service. He is best remembered ...

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Robert B. Claytor (1922 - 1993)

Robert Buckner Claytor (February 27, 1922 – April 9, 1993) was an American railroad administrator. He became President of the Norfolk and Western Railway in 1981 and was instrumental in the me...

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W. Graham Claytor, Jr. (1912 - 1994)

. William Graham Claytor, Jr. (March 14, 1912 – May 14, 1994) was an American lawyer, naval officer, and railroad, transportation and defense administrator for the United States government, wo...

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Algernon Sidney Buford (1826 - 1911)

Algernon Sidney Buford (January 2, 1826 – May 6, 1911) of Chatham, Virginia is best known for his presidency of the Richmond and Danville Railroad during its massive post civil war expansion i...

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George A. Trenholm, Sec Treas, CSA (1807 - 1876)

The Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederate States of America. George Alfred Trenholm (February 25, 1807 – December 9, 1876) was a prominent politician in the Confederate States of Am...

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Harvey C. Couch (1877 - 1941)

Harvey Crowley Couch, (21 August 1877 – 30 July 1941) was an Arkansas entrepreneur who rose from very modest beginnings to control a regional utility and railroad empire. He is regarded as the...

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William Haynes Truesdale (1851 - 1935)

William Haynes Truesdale (1851–1935) was an American railroad executive primarily known as president of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W) at the turn of the 20th century. ...

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Mari Hulman George MP

Mari Hulman George, born Mary Antonia Hulman on December 26, 1934, in Terre Haute, Indiana, is the daughter of Anton "Tony" Hulman and Mary Fendrich Hulman, prominent Indiana philanthropists and busine...

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Tony George MP

Anton Hulman "Tony" George (born December 30, 1959) is the former President and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hulman & Company, serving from 1989 to 2009. He was also formerly on the Board...

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Tony Hulman Jr (1901 - 1977)

Find a Grave Birth: Feb. 2, 1901 Death: Oct. 27, 1977 Businessman. Yale-educated, he inherited a multimillion-dollar company, Hulman and Company, when his father died in 1942. "Clabber Girl" ba...

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Tony Hulman Sr. MP (1864 - 1942)

Find a Grave Birth: Oct. 4, 1864 Death: Feb. 9, 1942 Father of Anton Hulman Jr. He willed Hulman & Co., a multimillion-dollar business, to his son, who was also a successful businessman and gen...

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<private> Boyd

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Daniel Collamore Heath (1843 - 1908)

Daniel Collamore Heath (1843-1908) was the founder of D. C. Heath and Company, part of Houghton Mifflin. Daniel C. Heath was born in Franklin County, Maine in 1843. He studied at Nichols Latin Scho...

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Benjamin E. Bates (1808 - 1878)

Benjamin Edward Bates (July 12, 1808 – January 14, 1878)[1][2] was a New England industrialist and philanthropist, who was the namesake and a founder of Bates College and the Bates Mill in Lew...

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Carl E. Milliken, Governor (1877 - 1961)

Carl Elias Milliken (July 13, 1877 – May 1, 1961) was a U.S. Republican and Progressive Party politician, 51st governor of Maine. He was also a notable early figure in the motion picture indus...

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Thomas Baker Slick, Sr. ("King of the Wildcatters") (1883 - 1930)

. Thomas Baker Slick Sr. (12 October 1883 – 16 August 1930) was born in Shippenville, Pennsylvania, to Johnson M. and Mary A. Baker Slick. He was notable for discovering Oklahoma's then larg...

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<private> McGraw

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Harold Whittlesey McGraw, Jr. (1918 - 2010)

. Harold Whittlesey McGraw, Jr. (January 10, 1918 – March 24, 2010) was chief executive officer (CEO) of Mcgraw-Hill from 1975 to 1983. He was the eldest of two sons born to Harold, Sr. & Lo...

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James H. McGraw (1860 - 1948)

James Herbert McGraw (1860 – 1948), born in Harmony, New York, USA, was co-founder of what is now The McGraw-Hill Companies. He was the president of McGraw-Hill from 1917 to 1928. The McGraw P...

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E. Pierce Marshall (1939 - 2006)

Everett Pierce Marshall (January 12, 1939 – June 20, 2006) was an American businessman and a son of J. Howard Marshall II. According to a Dallas Morning News article, he was a very private m...

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J. Howard Marshall (1905 - 1995)

James Howard Marshall II (January 24, 1905 – August 4, 1995) was an American business magnate, university professor, attorney, and federal government official. His life spanned more than nine ...

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Joseph Allen Baker (1852 - 1918)

Joseph Allen Baker (10 April 1852 – 3 July 1918) was a Canadian-born British engineer, specializing in machinery for the confectionery and bakery industries and later in transportation systems...

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George M. Ferris, Jr. (1927 - 2008)

. George M. Ferris, Jr. (1927–2008) was an American investment banker and philanthropist. Early life George Malette Ferris, Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. on March 11, 1927. His father w...

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George M. Ferris (1893 - 1992)

George M. Ferris (1893–1992) was an American investment banker and philanthropist.[1][2] Contents [show] Biography[edit] Early life[edit] George M. Ferris was born in Newtwon, Connecticut.[2...

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Robert Habersham Coleman (1856 - 1930)

Robert Habersham Coleman (1856 - 1930) was an iron processing and railroad industrialist and owner of extensive farmland in Pennsylvania. He was the fourth- and last-generation scion of a family whic...

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Martin W. Clement (1881 - 1966)

Martin Withington Clement (1881–1966) was the 11th President of the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR), from 1935 to 1948. Clement was born and raised in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, and was the son of M...

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<private> Strawbridge

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Horacio Lafer MP (1900 - 1965)

Horácio Lafer (São Paulo, 3 de maio de 1900 — Paris, 29 de junho de 1965) foi um diplomata, político e empresário brasileiro.1 Foi deputado federal representando o es...

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Maurício Freeman Klabin MP (1860 - c.1923)

(1)Maurício Freeman Klabin (Poselva, Lituânia, 1º de março de 1860 - Heidelberg, 21 de setembro de 1923) foi um empresário lituano que fundou no Brasil a Klabin Irm&#...

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Archer St. John (1904 - 1955)

St. John Publications was an American publisher of magazines and comic books. During its short existence (1947–58), St. John's comic books established several industry firsts. Founded by Arche...

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Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. MP (1883 - 1939)

American motion picture actor and producer Douglas Fairbanks was one of the first and greatest of the swashbuckling screen heroes. His athletic prowess, gallant romanticism, and natural sincerity made ...

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Frank Augustus Miller MP (1857 - 1935)

Frank Augustus Miller (June 30, 1858 - June 17, 1935) was the owner and chief developer of the Mission Inn in Riverside, California, United States. He was also a civic leader and one of Riverside's str...

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Mayor, Charles Christopher Trowbridge (1800 - 1883)

harles Christopher Trowbridge (December 29, 1800 - April 3, 1883) was an explorer, politician, businessman, and ethnographer of Native American cultures who lived in Detroit during the 19th century. ...

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Abram W. Foote (1862 - 1941)

Abram W. Foote (October 24, 1862 – May 14, 1941) was a Vermont businessman and politician. He served as Lieutenant Governor of the State of Vermont from 1921 to 1923. Personal background A...

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A. Barton Hepburn (1846 - 1922)

Alonzo Barton Hepburn (July 24, 1846 Colton, St. Lawrence County, New York – January 25, 1922 New York City) was an American politician from New York. He was Comptroller of the Currency from 1...

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Jack Fitzpatrick (1923 - 2011)

) John Hitchcock Fitzpatrick (April 5, 1923 – July 23, 2011) was an American businessman and politician from Massachusetts. Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, Fitzpatrick grew up in Rutland, Ver...

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John Fremont Hill, Governor (1855 - 1912)

- John Fremont Hill was an American capitalist and politician. He served in a number of positions in Maine government, including as Governor of Maine from 1901-1905. "Biographical Sketches of Represe...

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Sir Otto John Beit, 1st Baronet, KCMG, FRS (1865 - 1930)

Sir Otto John Beit, 1st Baronet, KCMG, FRS[1] (7 December 1865 – 7 December 1930) was a German-born British financier, philanthropist and art connoisseur. Life history and career Beit was ...

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