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-- b.3/28/1836 d.1/1/1904 (67)BusinesspersonMisc: President and founder of the Pabst Brewing Company
-- b.9/7/1912 d.3/26/1996 (83)Engineer, BusinesspersonMisc: co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Co.
-- b.11/5/1863 d.3/20/1928 (64)Engineer, Inventor, BusinesspersonMisc: Packard Automobile Co. founder
William S. Paley
-- b.9/28/1901 d.10/26/1990 (89)Businessperson, TV ExecutiveNames/Places: b. in ChicagoMisc: CBS Founder and Patriarch; 20th century business giant
-- b.4/26/1899 d.3/31/1997 (97)MerchantNames/Places: LN:BusalacchiMisc: 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)ExecutiveMisc: Elvis Presley's manager
-- b.11/1/1863 d.7/19/1937 (73)Inventor, ManufacturerMisc: the fountain pen
-- b.12/3/1979 N.S.Philanthropist, Internet Company EntrepreneurMisc: co-founded the file-sharing computer service called Napster; the first predient of the social networking website Facebook
-- b.10/14/1894 d.1/19/1965 (70)Government Official, Businessperson, HumanitarianMisc: first UNICEF director
-- b.12/25/1863 d.12/26/1957 (94)Inventor, Executive, Movie Producer, FrenchMisc: 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.
-- b.10/15/1909 d.7/2/1963 (53)Publisher, Editor, BusinesspersonMisc: Newsday magazine founder
John Henry Patterson
-- b.12/13/1844 d.5/7/1922 (77)ManufacturerMisc: cash registers
-- b.10/1/1899 d.6/13/1980 (80)ExecutiveMisc: President of United Airlines from 1934-1966
-- b.1/8/1943ExecutiveMisc: Westwood One Networks Chief
Lowell W. "Bud" Paxson
-- b.4/17/1935 N.S. d.1/9/2015 N.S. (79)ExecutiveMisc: 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 OwnerMisc: owner of horse stablesSports Teams: New York Mets (owned)
Elizabeth P. Peabody
-- b.5/16/1804 d.1/3/1894 (89)Writer, Philanthropist, EducatorMisc: founded the first kindergarten in U.S.
-- b.2/18/1795 d.11/4/1869 (74)Merchant, PhilanthropistMisc: 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
-- b.5/19/1944 N.S. d.1/31/2017 N.S. (72)Restaurateur, ActorTV Shows: The Sopranos (as Bureau Chief Frank Cubitoso)
J. C. Penney
-- b.9/16/1875 d.2/12/1971 (95)Businessperson, MerchantNames/Places: RFMN:James CashMisc: department store chain founder
-- b.2/20/1937 N.S.Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Auto Racer, AmericanMisc: 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.
-- b.1/1/1943Businessperson, Philanthropist, Investor
-- b.7/5/1819 d.8/26/1885 (66)Philosopher, Congressperson, Businessperson, PhilanthropistMisc: 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 ExecutiveNames/Places: RFN:RayMisc: Chickened out of 1992 Presidential race; founder & owner Electronic Data Systems
-- b.10/11/1927Engineer, Mathematician, Government Official, BusinesspersonMisc: former U.S. Defense Secretary
-- b.12/28/1943Politician, Leader, Canadian
-- b.9/4/1926Businessperson, ExecutiveMisc: 40+ year employee for the Ford Motor Company.
-- b.8/5/1902 d.11/6/1994 (92)PhilanthropistMisc: Petris Stores Corp. founder
-- b.6/16/1896 d.11/18/1966 (70)Manufacturer, FrenchMisc: of autos
-- b.4/2/1902 d.??/??/????Executive, BritishMisc: of automobiles
-- b.5/7/1931 d.8/4/2012 (81)BusinesspersonMisc: N.Y. Stock Exchange chairman & CEO
-- b.1/5/1923 d.7/30/2003 (80)Engineer, Businessperson, Music Producer, Radio Disc JockMisc: Founder of Sun Records, discovered Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich, and Roy Orbison
-- b.5/6/1926 d.8/2/2012 (86)Philanthropist, Actress, Opera SopranoMisc: some sources give Sep 23, 1921.TV Shows: Your Show of Shows
T. Boone Pickens
-- b.5/22/1928Businessperson, ExecutiveMisc: 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)ManufacturerMisc: founded the largest flour mill in the world in the 1880s with his company
-- b.4/16/1903 d.6/14/1984 (81)ExecutiveMisc: Pillsbury Co. president & chairman
-- b.2/19/1819 d.5/17/1883 (64)Manufacturer
-- b.1/8/1881 d.1/15/1970 (89)ManufacturerMisc: Airplanes: The Henry Ford of Aviation for manufacturing small aircraft, the Piper Cub, a two-seater for family aircraft.
-- b.8/13/1972Businessperson, EntrepreneurMisc: Under Armour
-- b.2/10/1824 d.6/3/1898 (74)Politician, Merchant, Social Reformer, EnglishNames/Places: NN:The Sailor's Friend
-- b.2/27/1936 d.9/15/2014 N.S. (78)LeaderMisc: Labor union official
-- b.7/20/1889 d.5/8/1966 (76)Executive, Movie Producer, German
-- b.5/3/1935Businessperson, AnnouncerNames/Places: Sam's sonMisc: Ronco empire; "Weird Al" Yankovic sang a song about him in 1984
-- b.9/3/1875 d.1/30/1951 (75)Manufacturer, Auto Racer, AustrianMisc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame; Automaker who founded Volkswagen & Porsche
Ferinand Porsche Jr.
-- b.9/19/1909 d.3/27/1998 (88)ManufacturerMisc: Automaker
-- b.11/21/1941Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Music Producer, Songwriter, SingerSong 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)IndustrialistNames/Places: b. in Springfield, ILMisc: created Grape-Nuts cereal, founded Post cereal co. 1897
-- b.3/15/1887 d.9/12/1973 (86)Philanthropist, Zillionaire
-- b.11/26/1892 d.8/5/1979 (86)Labor Leader
John Robert Powers
-- b.9/14/1896 d.??/??/????BusinesspersonMisc: founded his modeling agency & schools
-- b.10/2/1830 d.5/4/1891 (60)Executive, PhilanthropistMisc: Standard Oil
-- b.8/6/1926 d.7/9/1988 (61)LeaderMisc: Teamsters president 1980s
-- b.6/20/1895 d.7/1/1985 (90)Businessperson, ExecutiveMisc: Westinghouse head
Henry S. Pritchett
-- b.4/16/1857 d.8/28/1939 (82)Astronomer, Executive, EducatorMisc: MIT president
William (B. 1801) Procter
-- b.12/7/1801 N.S. d.4/4/1884 N.S. (82)IndustrialistNames/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, ExecutiveNames/Places: William's grandsonMisc: 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, FinancierNames/Places: b. in Brocton, NY; Railroad Sleeping & Dining cars