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Founders of Famous American Businesses

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  • A.J. Bush (1867 - 1946)
    In 1904, A. J. (Andrew Jackson) Bush partnered with the Stokely family to open a tomato cannery in Chestnut Hill, Tennessee. His cannery proved so profitable that, by 1908, he was able to buy out the S...
  • Mary Pickford (1892 - 1979)
    Known as America’s sweetheart, Mary Pickford was a legendary film actress during the age of silent pictures. She often appeared on screen in young girl roles, even when she was an adult. Pickford began...
  • Perry Luther Green (1879 - 1957)
    Perry L. Green was born in 1879, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio and graduated from Hiram College. In 1904 (a Hiram Ohio farmer) Edward H. Alden's daughter, Mable Mary married Perry Green. Because of his Civi...
  • Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)
    Biographical Summary: "... Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was a prominent American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly lin...
  • Don Valentine
    Donald T. "Don" Valentine (born June 26, 1932) is an influential venture capitalist who concentrates mainly on technology companies in the United States. He has been called the "grandfather of Silico...