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Last Updated 03-04-2019

James Gadsden -- b.5/15/1788 d.12/26/1858 (70)
Diplomat, Businessperson
Misc: Railroad Promoter

Ernest Gallo -- b.3/18/1909 d.3/6/2007 (97)
Misc: Winemaker

Julio Gallo -- b.3/21/1910 d.5/2/1993 (83)
Misc: winemaking empire founder

Dr. George H. Gallup -- b.11/18/1901 d.7/28/1984 (83)
Misc: public opinion expert; Gallup Poll founder; survey of when he died: 52% felt bad, 36% don't care, 12% undecided; d. 6-8? d. 7-26?

James Gamble -- b.4/3/1803 N.S. d.4/29/1891 N.S. (88)
Industrialist, American, Irish
Misc: Soap Maker; co-founder of the Procter and Gamble company in 1837 along with William Procter

James Norris Gamble -- b.8/9/1836 N.S. d.7/2/1932 N.S. (95)
Inventor, Businessperson
Misc: Ivory Soap developer

Joseph R. Gannascoli -- b.2/15/1959
Restaurateur, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The Sopranos (as Vito Spatafore)

Giuseppe Garibaldi -- b.7/22/1807 N.S. d.6/2/1882 N.S. (74)
Politician, Leader, Italian
Misc: nationalist leader who unified Italy

Marcus Garvey -- b.8/17/1887 d.6/10/1940 (52)
Misc: Universal Negro Improvement Association founder

Elbert H. Gary -- b.10/8/1846 d.8/15/1927 (80)
Businessperson, Executive, Philanthropist
Misc: U.S. Steel chairman

Mary Maxwell Gates -- b.7/5/1929 d.6/10/1994 (64)
Businessperson, Philanthropist
Names/Places: Bill Gates' mom

Melinda Gates -- b.8/15/1964

Edward H. Gauer -- b.2/8/1903 d.4/23/1991 (88)
Misc: Menswear chain founder

Bill Gazzarri -- b.6/16/1924 d.3/13/1991 (66)
Misc: Rock 'n Roll nightclub founder

Daniel Gerber -- b.5/6/1898 d.3/16/1974 (75)
Misc: Baby Food

Geronimo -- b.6/16/1829 d.2/17/1909 (79)
Leader, Native American
Names/Places: LN:Goyathlay
Misc: leader of Chiricahua band of Apache tribe

Gordon Getty -- b.12/20/1933
Businessperson, Philanthropist, Composer

Jean "J." Paul Getty -- b.12/15/1892 N.S. d.6/6/1976 N.S. (83)
Executive, Zillionaire
Misc: Billionaire; oil empire founder; d. in London

John Paul Getty II -- b.9/9/1932 d.4/17/2003 (70)
Executive, Philanthropist
Misc: US/British oil magnate/billionaire (Getty Oil); J.P.'s son

A. Bartlett Giamatti -- b.4/4/1938 d.9/1/1989 (51)
Executive, Sports Figure
Names/Places: FN:Angelo
Misc: The Youngest Yale Univ president; 7th MLB Commissioner; died at age 51 after only five months as commissioner of baseball and just days after he banished Pete Rose from the game.

Amadeo Peter Giannini -- b.5/6/1870 d.6/3/1949 (79)
Misc: Bank of America founder

Kenneth Gidens -- b.9/10/1908 d.5/7/1993 (84)
Misc: founder & owner Voice of America

Albert C. Gilbert -- b.2/13/1884 d.1/24/1961 (76)
Inventor, Manufacturer
Misc: Erector set

King Camp Gillette -- b.1/5/1855 d.7/9/1932 (77)
Inventor, Manufacturer
Misc: Safety razor father

Frank Gillmore -- b.5/14/1867 d.3/29/1943 (75)
Labor Leader, Actor
Misc: founded Actors Equity Association

Bernard F. Gimbel -- b.4/10/1885 d.9/29/1966 (81)
Misc: Gimbel Brothers Chain Store prez

Stephen Girard -- b.5/20/1750 d.12/26/1831 (81)
Financier, Philanthropist, Zillionaire, French
Misc: bailed out US bonds during the War of 1812

Gregg Giuffria -- b.7/28/1951
Businessperson, Heavy Metal Keybordist
Misc: some say b. 1954 or 1955
Group Names: Angel, House of Lords, Giuffria

Dan Glickman -- b.11/24/1944
Congressperson, Businessperson
Misc: former Agriculture Secretary; MPAA President

Roberto Crispulo Goizueta -- b.11/18/1931 d.10/18/1997 (65)
Executive, Cuban
Misc: Coca-Cola Co. chief

Neil Goldschmidt -- b.6/16/1940
Jewish, Governor, Mayor, Businessperson, American
Misc: Mayor of Portland, Oregon 1973-1979, Governor of Oregon 1987-1991

Sir James Goldsmith -- b.2/26/1933 d.7/18/1997 (64)
Financier, French

Samuel Gompers -- b.1/27/1850 d.12/13/1924 (74)
Leader, Social Reformer, English
Misc: American Federation of Labor prez & founder; didn't he found a playroom for little children, you know, Gomper Room? (GROAN)

Julian Goodman -- b.5/1/1922 N.S. d.7/2/2012 N.S. (90)
Journalist, Executive
Misc: NBC president

Louis Goodman -- b.??/??/???? d.9/1/1900 (106)
Merchant, Russian
Misc: peddler

Benjamin F. Goodrich -- b.11/4/1841 d.8/3/1888 (46)
Misc: B.F. Goodrich Rubber Co. founder 1880, you know, the one without the blimp!

Sam Goody -- b.2/25/1904 d.8/8/1991 (87)
Names/Places: RN:Samuel Gutowitz
Misc: record store chain founder

Berry Gordy Jr. -- b.11/28/1929
Businessperson, Executive, Music Producer, Songwriter
Names/Places: b. in Detroit
Misc: Motown Records founder

Nathaniel Gorham -- b.5/27/1738 d.6/11/1796 (58)
Politician, Merchant

John Gotti -- b.10/27/1940 d.6/10/2002 (61)

Terry Gou -- b.10/8/1950 N.S.
Entrepreneur, Taiwan
Misc: Foxconn

Jay Gould -- b.5/27/1836 d.12/2/1892 (56)
Financier, Industrialist, Philanthropist
Misc: railroad magnate

J. Peter Grace -- b.5/25/1913 d.4/19/1995 (81)
Misc: W.R. Grace CEO; the former chairman of his family's conglomerate who crusaded against government waste as head of the Reagan-era Grace Commission

Sir Lew Grade -- b.12/25/1906 d.12/13/1998 (91)
Entrepreneur, TV/Movie/Stage Producer, British, Russian
Names/Places: aka Lord Grade

Katharine Meyer Graham -- b.6/16/1917 d.7/17/2001 (84)
Publisher, Executive
Misc: Chairwoman of The Washington Post

Stedman Graham -- b.3/6/1951
Author, Businessperson, Educator
Names/Places: Oprah Winfrey's partner

Andy Granatelli -- b.3/18/1923 d.12/29/2013 (90)
Businessperson, Sports Figure, Auto Racer
Misc: auto race sponsor; Indianapolis 500; CEO of STP

Sidney Grauman -- b.3/17/1879 d.3/5/1950 (70)
Misc: Chinese Theatre owner in Hollywood

Farrah Gray -- b.9/9/1984 N.S.
Author, Businessperson

Horace Greeley -- b.2/3/1811 d.11/29/1872 (61)
Journalist, Politician, Founder
Names/Places: b. in Amherst, NH
Misc: founded The New York Trubune; said "Go West Young Man"; died insane

Henrietta "Hetty" Green -- b.11/21/1834 N.S. d.7/3/1916 N.S. (81)
Financier, Zillionaire
Names/Places: NN:Witch of Wall Street

William Green -- b.3/3/1873 d.11/21/1952 (79)
Labor Leader
Misc: AFL 1924-52

Arnold Greenberg -- b.9/2/1932 d.10/26/2012 (80)
Misc: co-founded Snapple, a brand of tea and juice drinks.

Gerald Greenwald -- b.9/11/1935 N.S.
Misc: Chrysler CEO

William Gregg -- b.2/2/1800 d.9/13/1867 (67)
Misc: southern textiles; d. Sep 12?

Lori Greiner -- b.12/9/1969 N.S.
Inventor, Entrepreneur
Misc: invented a plastic earring organizer
TV Shows: Shark Tank

J. William Grimes -- b.3/7/1941
Misc: chairman & CEO of ESPN

Courtlandt Gross -- b.11/21/1904 d.7/16/1982 (77)
Misc: co-founded Lockheed Aircraft Co.

Robert Ellsworth Gross -- b.5/11/1897 d.9/3/1961 (64)
Aviator, Manufacturer
Misc: airplanes

Felix Grucci -- b.5/28/1905 d.1/9/1993 (87)
Misc: Fireworks patriarch

Giuseppe Guarnieri -- b.8/21/1698 N.S. d.10/17/1744 N.S. (46)
Manufacturer, Violinist, Italian

Guccio Gucci -- b.3/26/1881 N.S. d.1/2/1953 N.S. (71)
Fashion Designer, Businessperson, Italian

Daniel Guggenheim -- b.7/9/1856 d.9/28/1930 (74)

Harry Guggenheim -- b.8/23/1890 d.1/22/1971 (80)
Publisher, Publisher, Diplomat, Businessperson, Philanthropist
Misc: co-founded Newsday

Meyer Guggenheim -- b.2/1/1828 d.3/15/1905 (77)
Financier, Industrialist
Misc: Capitalist

Simon Guggenheim -- b.12/30/1867 d.11/2/1941 (73)
Executive, Philanthropist
Misc: Capitalist

Solomon Guggenheim -- b.2/2/1861 d.11/3/1949 (88)
Merchant, Philanthropist, Swiss
Misc: mining & merchandising empires

Arthur Guinness -- b.9/28/1725 N.S. d.1/23/1803 N.S. (77)
Businessperson, Brewer, Irish
Misc: founder of the Guinness brewery business and family.

John Gutfreund -- b.9/14/1929 d.3/9/2016 N.S. (86)
Businessperson, Banker, Investor
Misc: CEO of Salomon Brothers Inc.

Pehr Gyllenhammer -- b.4/28/1935
Executive, Swedish
Misc: Volvo chairman

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