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Last Updated 03-04-2019

Frederick Pabst -- b.3/28/1836 d.1/1/1904 (67)
Businessperson
Misc: President and founder of the Pabst Brewing Company

David Packard -- b.9/7/1912 d.3/26/1996 (83)
Engineer, Businessperson
Misc: co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Co.

James Packard -- b.11/5/1863 d.3/20/1928 (64)
Engineer, Inventor, Businessperson
Misc: Packard Automobile Co. founder

William S. Paley -- b.9/28/1901 d.10/26/1990 (89)
Businessperson, TV Executive
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Misc: CBS Founder and Patriarch; 20th century business giant

Papa Joe -- b.4/26/1899 d.3/31/1997 (97)
Merchant
Names/Places: LN:Busalacchi
Misc: San Diego Fish Company pioneer

Roy H. Park -- b.9/15/1910 d.10/25/1993 (83)
Businessperson

Colonel Tom Parker -- b.6/26/1909 d.1/21/1997 (87)
Executive
Misc: Elvis Presley's manager

George Parker -- b.11/1/1863 d.7/19/1937 (73)
Inventor, Manufacturer
Misc: the fountain pen

Sean Parker -- b.12/3/1979 N.S.
Philanthropist, Internet Company Entrepreneur
Misc: co-founded the file-sharing computer service called Napster; the first predient of the social networking website Facebook

Maurice Pate -- b.10/14/1894 d.1/19/1965 (70)
Government Official, Businessperson, Humanitarian
Misc: first UNICEF director

Charles Pathe -- b.12/25/1863 d.12/26/1957 (94)
Inventor, Executive, Movie Producer, French
Misc: pioneer of Motion Picture Equipment, controlled a vast network of production and distribution facilities that dominated the world film market during the first years of the 20th century.

Alicia Patterson -- b.10/15/1909 d.7/2/1963 (53)
Publisher, Editor, Businessperson
Misc: Newsday magazine founder

John Henry Patterson -- b.12/13/1844 d.5/7/1922 (77)
Manufacturer
Misc: cash registers

William Patterson -- b.10/1/1899 d.6/13/1980 (80)
Executive
Misc: President of United Airlines from 1934-1966

Norm Pattiz -- b.1/8/1943
Executive
Misc: Westwood One Networks Chief

Lowell W. "Bud" Paxson -- b.4/17/1935 N.S. d.1/9/2015 N.S. (79)
Executive
Misc: founded Home Shopping Network and PAX-TV broadcasting network (now Ion).

Joan Whitney Payson -- b.2/5/1903 d.10/4/1975 (72)
Philanthropist, Sports Owner, MLB Owner
Misc: owner of horse stables
Sports Teams: New York Mets (owned)

Elizabeth P. Peabody -- b.5/16/1804 d.1/3/1894 (89)
Writer, Philanthropist, Educator
Misc: founded the first kindergarten in U.S.

George Peabody -- b.2/18/1795 d.11/4/1869 (74)
Merchant, Philanthropist
Misc: whose banking operations in England helped establish U.S. credit abroad.

George Foster Peabody -- b.7/27/1852 d.3/4/1938 (85)
Financier, Merchant, Philanthropist

Frank Pellegrino -- b.5/19/1944 N.S. d.1/31/2017 N.S. (72)
Restaurateur, Actor
TV Shows: The Sopranos (as Bureau Chief Frank Cubitoso)

J. C. Penney -- b.9/16/1875 d.2/12/1971 (95)
Businessperson, Merchant
Names/Places: RFMN:James Cash
Misc: department store chain founder

Roger Penske -- b.2/20/1937 N.S.
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Auto Racer, American
Misc: national Sports Car driving champion (1964); established racing team in 1961; co-founder of Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART); ownership of Tean Penske, DJR Team Penske, The Penske Corporation and other automotive-related businesses.

Ron Perelman -- b.1/1/1943
Businessperson, Philanthropist, Investor

Joseph Perkins -- b.7/5/1819 d.8/26/1885 (66)
Philosopher, Congressperson, Businessperson, Philanthropist
Misc: co-founder of the Western Reserve Historical Society, born in Warren, Ohio

Henry "Ross" Perot -- b.6/27/1930 N.S.
Politician, Businessperson, Executive, Philanthropist, Zillionaire, Computer Company Executive
Names/Places: RFN:Ray
Misc: Chickened out of 1992 Presidential race; founder & owner Electronic Data Systems

William Perry -- b.10/11/1927
Engineer, Mathematician, Government Official, Businessperson
Misc: former U.S. Defense Secretary

David Peterson -- b.12/28/1943
Politician, Leader, Canadian

Donald Peterson -- b.9/4/1926
Businessperson, Executive
Misc: 40+ year employee for the Ford Motor Company.

Milton Petrie -- b.8/5/1902 d.11/6/1994 (92)
Philanthropist
Misc: Petris Stores Corp. founder

Jean Peugeot -- b.6/16/1896 d.11/18/1966 (70)
Manufacturer, French
Misc: of autos

Rudolphe Peugeot -- b.4/2/1902 d.??/??/????
Executive, British
Misc: of automobiles

John Phelan -- b.5/7/1931 d.8/4/2012 (81)
Businessperson
Misc: N.Y. Stock Exchange chairman & CEO

Sam Phillips -- b.1/5/1923 d.7/30/2003 (80)
Engineer, Businessperson, Music Producer, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: Founder of Sun Records, discovered Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich, and Roy Orbison

Marguerite Piazza -- b.5/6/1926 d.8/2/2012 (86)
Philanthropist, Actress, Opera Soprano
Misc: some sources give Sep 23, 1921.
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows

T. Boone Pickens -- b.5/22/1928
Businessperson, Executive
Misc: founded Mesa Petroleum Company; Oil magnate; Daniel Boone's descendant

Thomas P. Pike -- b.8/12/1909 d.7/30/1993 (83)
Presidential Aide, Industrialist

Charles Alfred Pillsbury -- b.12/3/1842 d.9/17/1899 (56)
Manufacturer
Misc: founded the largest flour mill in the world in the 1880s with his company

Philip Pillsbury -- b.4/16/1903 d.6/14/1984 (81)
Executive
Misc: Pillsbury Co. president & chairman

Lydia Pinkham -- b.2/19/1819 d.5/17/1883 (64)
Manufacturer

William Piper -- b.1/8/1881 d.1/15/1970 (89)
Manufacturer
Misc: Airplanes: The Henry Ford of Aviation for manufacturing small aircraft, the Piper Cub, a two-seater for family aircraft.

Kevin Plank -- b.8/13/1972
Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Misc: Under Armour

Samuel Plimsoll -- b.2/10/1824 d.6/3/1898 (74)
Politician, Merchant, Social Reformer, English
Names/Places: NN:The Sailor's Friend

Robert Poli -- b.2/27/1936 d.9/15/2014 N.S. (78)
Leader
Misc: Labor union official

Erich Pommer -- b.7/20/1889 d.5/8/1966 (76)
Executive, Movie Producer, German

Ron Popeil -- b.5/3/1935
Businessperson, Announcer
Names/Places: Sam's son
Misc: Ronco empire; "Weird Al" Yankovic sang a song about him in 1984

Ferdinand Porsche -- b.9/3/1875 d.1/30/1951 (75)
Manufacturer, Auto Racer, Austrian
Misc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame; Automaker who founded Volkswagen & Porsche

Ferinand Porsche Jr. -- b.9/19/1909 d.3/27/1998 (88)
Manufacturer
Misc: Automaker

David Porter -- b.11/21/1941
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer
Song Titles: Soul Man (songwriter), Dreamlover (songwirter), Gettin' Jiggy Wit It (songwriter), Hold On I'm Comin' (songwriter)

Charles William Post -- b.10/26/1854 d.5/9/1914 (59)
Industrialist
Names/Places: b. in Springfield, IL
Misc: created Grape-Nuts cereal, founded Post cereal co. 1897

Marjorie Post -- b.3/15/1887 d.9/12/1973 (86)
Philanthropist, Zillionaire

Jacob Potofsky -- b.11/26/1892 d.8/5/1979 (86)
Labor Leader

John Robert Powers -- b.9/14/1896 d.??/??/????
Businessperson
Misc: founded his modeling agency & schools

Charles Pratt -- b.10/2/1830 d.5/4/1891 (60)
Executive, Philanthropist
Misc: Standard Oil

Jackie Presser -- b.8/6/1926 d.7/9/1988 (61)
Leader
Misc: Teamsters president 1980s

Gwilym Price -- b.6/20/1895 d.7/1/1985 (90)
Businessperson, Executive
Misc: Westinghouse head

Henry S. Pritchett -- b.4/16/1857 d.8/28/1939 (82)
Astronomer, Executive, Educator
Misc: MIT president

William (B. 1801) Procter -- b.12/7/1801 N.S. d.4/4/1884 N.S. (82)
Industrialist
Names/Places: co-founder of the Procter and Gamble Company in 1837 along with James Gamble

William C. Procter -- b.8/25/1862 N.S. d.5/2/1934 N.S. (71)
Businessperson, Executive
Names/Places: William's grandson
Misc: manufacturer who established the nation's first profit-sharing plan for employees.; head of Proctor and Gamble soap company.

George Mortimer Pullman -- b.3/3/1831 d.10/19/1897 (66)
Inventor, Financier
Names/Places: b. in Brocton, NY; Railroad Sleeping & Dining cars

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