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Founders of Famous American Businesses

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  • Jabez Gorham (1792 - 1869)
    After an apprenticeship to Nehemiah Dodge, Gorham became the foremost Rhode Island producer of jewelry and silverware. While in his twenties, Gorham established a shop at North Main and Steeple Streets...
  • Alicia Guggenheim (1906 - 1963)
    Alicia Patterson (October 15, 1906 - July 2, 1963) was the founder and editor of Newsday. Life A daughter of Alice (née Higinbotham) and Joseph Medill Patterson, the founder of the New...
  • Jeff Bezos
    Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos born January 12, 1964) is an American Internet entrepreneur and investor. He is a technology entrepreneur who has played a key role in the growth of e-commerce as the found...
  • William Hatch Wemyss (1879 - 1973)
    In a time when just keeping food on the table was a priority for many area families, the Nashville-Gallatin area became home to an industry destined to become a national and, later, an international ...
  • Donald Trump
    Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessperson and media personality. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Tr...