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Will Radcliff -- b.12/20/1939 N.S. d.9/18/2014 N.S. (74)
Misc: created the Slush Puppie, a frozen slush drink, and founded Slush Puppie Corporation in 1970.

Sir Stamford Raffles -- b.7/5/1781 d.7/5/1826 (45)
Founder, English
Misc: Singapore founder

Reverend Robert Raikes -- b.9/14/1736 d.4/5/1811 (74)
Reverend, Philanthropist, English
Misc: Invented Sunday School

Dave Ramsey -- b.9/3/1960 N.S.
Author, Businessperson, Radio Talk Show Host, Personality
Names/Places: RN: David L. Ramsey III

Barry Rand -- b.11/5/1944
Misc: Xerox Co.

James Rand -- b.11/18/1886 d.6/3/1968 (81)
Misc: revolutionized the business record industry.

A. Philip Randolph -- b.4/15/1889 d.5/16/1979 (90)
Labor Leader
Names/Places: FN:Asa

Monroe Rathbone -- b.3/1/1900 d.8/2/1976 (76)
Misc: president & chairman of Standard Oil Co.

Walter Rathenau -- b.9/29/1867 d.6/24/1922 (54)
Statesman, Industrialist, German

Richard Ravitch -- b.7/7/1933
Politician, Businessperson
Misc: President and CEO of Major League Baseball's Player Relations Committee since 1992; rallied owners around salary cap demand that provoked 1994 players' strike.

Roy Raymond -- b.4/15/1947 d.8/26/1993 (46)
Misc: founded Victoria's Secret

Red Cloud -- b.??/??/1822 d.12/10/1909
Leader, Native American
Misc: Sioux Indian chief

Orville Redenbacher -- b.7/16/1907 d.9/19/1995 (88)
Names/Places: b. in Brazil, IN
Misc: Popcorn King whose devotion to creating and promoting a fluffier, tastier popcorn turned him into a bow-tied advertising icon.

H. B. Reese -- b.5/24/1879 d.5/16/1956 (76)
Inventor, Businessperson
Misc: Reese's Peanut Buter Cup inventor

Bar Refaeli -- b.6/4/1985
Businessperson, Actress, TV Hostess, Model, Israeli

Donald T. Regan -- b.12/21/1918 d.6/10/2003 (84)
Government Official, Banker
Misc: Treasury Secretary

Helen Rogers Reid -- b.11/23/1882 d.7/27/1970 (87)
Publisher, Executive, Feminist

Eliphalet Remington -- b.10/28/1793 N.S. d.8/12/1861 N.S. (67)
Misc: with his dad manufactured the famous Remington Rifles; b. Oct 27?

Stanley Resor -- b.4/30/1879 d.10/29/1962 (83)
Misc: president & chairman of J. Walter Thompson advertising agency

Paul Julius Baron von Reuters -- b.7/21/1816 d.2/25/1899 (82)
Businessperson, German
Misc: founded the Reuters news agency in Britian

Walter Philip Reuther -- b.9/1/1907 d.5/9/1970 (62)
Leader, Labor Leader, Social Reformer
Misc: president of Congress of Industrial Organizations; president of United Auto Workers 1946-70; formed AFL-CIO

Charles Revson -- b.10/11/1906 d.8/24/1975 (68)
Cosmetic Executive
Misc: Revlon founder

John J. Reynolds -- b.6/19/1923 d.10/14/1993 (70)
Misc: developed Mastercharge card

Richard Joshua Reynolds III -- b.12/7/1933 d.6/28/1994 (60)
Misc: grandson and namesake of the tobacco company's founder; d. reportedly of emphysema and congestive heart failure.

Cecil John Rhodes -- b.7/5/1853 d.3/26/1902 (48)
Statesman, Financier, South African
Misc: diamond merchant

Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker -- b.10/8/1890 N.S. d.7/23/1973 N.S. (82)
Aviator, Executive, Auto Racer
Misc: "Ace of Aces"; WW1 & WW2 pilot; Eastern Airlines president; Indianapolis 500; Also owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Branch Rickey -- b.12/20/1881 d.12/9/1965 (83)
Executive, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: instrumental in breaking baseball's color barrier '47; initiated the minor league farm system in 1919; Cardinals and Baseball Halls of Fame member
Sports Teams: St. Louis Browns (player 1905-1906), New York Highlanders (player 1907), St. Louis Browns (player 1914), St. Louis Browns (manager 1913-1915), St. Louis Cardinals (manager 1919-1925), St. Louis Browns (G.M. 1913-1915, 1919), St. Louis Cardinals (G.M. 1919-1942), Brooklyn Dodgers (G.M. 1943-1950), Pittsburgh Pirates (G.M. 1950-1955)

Rick Ridgeway -- b.8/12/1949
Writer, Adventurer, Mountaineer, Businessperson

Johannes Peter "Hans" Riegel -- b.3/10/1923 d.10/15/2013 (90)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Businessperson
Misc: made rainbow-colored fruit-flavored teddy-bear shaped gelatin sweets known as gummi bears; owned and operated the Haribo gummi bear company since 1946

Meshulam Riklis -- b.12/2/1923
Businessperson, Executive, Turkey
Names/Places: Pia Zadora's hubby
Misc: Faberge perfumes

Charles Ringling -- b.12/2/1863 d.12/3/1926 (63)
Misc: Circus owner; with his 4 brothers, founded the circus that merged with PT Barnum's Barnum & Bailey Circus

Robert LeRoy Ripley -- b.12/25/1890 N.S. d.5/27/1949 N.S. (58)
Cartoonist, Illustrator, Author, Writer, Anthropologist, Entrepreneur, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Santa Rosa, CA
Book Titles: Ripley's Believe It ot Not (creator)

Johnny Rivers -- b.11/7/1942 N.S.
Publisher, Executive, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Rock & Roll Performer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:John Ramistella
Song Titles: Memphis, Maybellene, Mountain of Love, Seventh Son, Secret Agent Man, Poor Side of Town, Baby I Ned Your Lovin', Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu, Swayin' to the Music
Album Titles: Rewind, Realization

Joseph "Joe" Robbie -- b.7/7/1916 d.1/7/1990 (73)
Attorney/Lawyer, Executive, Sports Figure
Sports Teams: Miami Dolphins (founder, owner, & executive)

Irv Robbins -- b.12/6/1917 d.5/5/2008 (90)
Misc: Baskin-Robbins ice cream founder

Bert Carl Roberts Jr. -- b.8/25/1942
Businessperson, Executive
Group Names: MCI

Brian Roberts -- b.6/28/1959
Misc: Comcast chief

Clifford Roberts -- b.3/6/1894 d.9/29/1977 (83)
Businessperson, Golfer
Misc: golf club owner; co-founder of the Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament.

Xavier Roberts -- b.10/31/1955
Misc: designed & created Cabbage Patch Kids

Don Robey -- b.11/1/1903 d.6/16/1975 (71)
Executive, Music Figure
Names/Places: aka Deadric Malone
Misc: record co head; in the Blues Hall of Fame

Abby Rockefeller -- b.10/26/1874 d.4/5/1948 (73)
Art Collector, Philanthropist, Socialite
Names/Places: John D.'s wife

David Rockefeller -- b.6/12/1915 N.S. d.3/20/2017 N.S. (101)
Businessperson, Banker
Names/Places: b. in New York; John Jr.'s son
Misc: International Power Broker; CEO & Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank in New York city

John D. Rockefeller -- b.7/8/1839 d.5/23/1937 (97)
Industrialist, Philanthropist, Zillionaire
Names/Places: b. in Richford, N.Y.; MN:Davison
Misc: Capitalist; Standard Oil Company and University of Chicago founder

John D. Rockefeller III -- b.3/21/1906 d.1/10/1978 (71)
Misc: d. July 10?

John D. Rockefeller Jr. -- b.1/29/1874 d.5/11/1960 (86)
Financier, Philanthropist
Names/Places: MN:David

Mary French Rockefeller -- b.5/1/1910 d.4/17/1997 (86)
Names/Places: Laurence S.'s wife

Rodman C. Rockefeller -- b.5/2/1932 d.5/14/2000 (68)
Businessperson, Executive
Names/Places: Nelson's son

William Rockefeller -- b.5/31/1841 d.6/24/1922 (81)
Financier, Industrialist
Misc: known, in conjunction with his older brother, John D. Rockefeller, for his role in the establishment and growth of the Standard Oil Company.

Winthrop Rockefeller -- b.5/1/1912 d.2/22/1973 (60)
Politician, Philanthropist
Names/Places: second youngest of the five sons of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

David C. Rockola -- b.1/23/1897 d.1/26/1993 (96)
Inventor, Manufacturer, Music Figure
Misc: Jukebox developer; founder Rock-Ola Manuf. Co.

Willard F. Rockwell -- b.3/31/1888 d.10/16/1978 (90)
Engineer, Businessperson
Misc: founded Rockwell Std & Rockwell Mfg Co.

David Roderick -- b.5/3/1942

Charles E. "Buddy" Roemer -- b.10/4/1943 N.S.
Politician, Governor, Banker, Investor

Felix Rohatyn -- b.5/29/1928
Financier, Banker, Austrian

Charles Stewart Rolls -- b.8/27/1877 d.7/27/1910 (32)
Aviator, Manufacturer
Misc: with F. Royce founded Rolls-Royce Ltd. in 1906; the first to fly both ways across the English Channel; d. plane crash

George Wilcken Romney -- b.7/8/1907 d.7/26/1995 (88)
Mormon, Senator, Governor, Executive, Industrialist
Misc: American Motors head; Michigan Governor, Secretary of HUD 1969-73.

Chauncey Rose -- b.12/24/1794 d.8/13/1877 (82)

Ida Rosenthal -- b.1/9/1886 d.3/29/1973 (87)
Manufacturer, Swedish

Julius Rosenwald -- b.8/12/1862 d.1/6/1932 (69)
Merchant, Philanthropist
Misc: Sears Co. prez

Alexander Ross -- b.5/9/1783 N.S. d.10/23/1856 N.S. (73)
Explorer, Pioneer, Fur Trader, Canadian, Scotish

James William "Jim" Ross -- b.1/3/1952 N.S.
Restaurateur, Actor, Producer, Announcer, Sports Commentator, Wrestler
Misc: longtime wrestling announcer and referee
Movie Titles: Man on the Moon, Beyond the Mat

Percy Ross -- b.11/22/1916 d.11/10/2001 (84)
Columnist, Zillionaire
Names/Places: NN:The Dear Abby of Downtrodden
Misc: "Thanks a Million" columnist

Steven J. Ross -- b.9/19/1927 d.12/20/1992 (65)
Names/Places: RLN:Rechnitz
Misc: chairman & Co-CEO of Time Warner; Funerals

Charles "Carlo" Rossi -- b.8/1/1903 N.S. d.4/27/1994 N.S. (90)
Businessperson, Brewer
Misc: Chief winemaker of E&J Gallo Winery

Baron Guy Rothschild -- b.5/21/1909 d.6/12/2007 (98)
Financier, French

Baron Lionel Rothschild -- b.11/22/1808 d.6/3/1879 (70)
Jewish, Banker, English

Meyer Amschel Rothschild -- b.2/23/1744 d.9/19/1812 (68)
Businessperson, Financier, German
Misc: int'l banking house

Sir Frederick Henry Royce -- b.3/27/1863 d.4/22/1933 (70)
Engineer, Businessperson, English
Misc: founded Rolls-Royce Ltd. in 1906 with Charles Rolls

Steve Rubell -- b.12/2/1943 d.7/25/1989 (45)
Businessperson, Music Figure
Misc: of Studio 54; was 46?

Stephen Rubin -- b.12/3/1937
Attorney/Lawyer, Manufacturer, English
Misc: Reebok, Adidas

William Rubin -- b.8/11/1927 d.1/22/2006 (78)
Executive, Scholar
Misc: of museums

Helena Rubinstein -- b.12/25/1870 d.4/1/1965 (94)
Cosmetic Executive, Polish

Paulina Rubio -- b.6/17/1971 N.S.
Businessperson, Actress, TV Hostess, Panelist, Pop Singer, Model, Mexican
Group Names: Timbiriche, soloist
TV Shows: The X Factor (judge)

David Joseph Rufkahr -- b.9/1/1934 d.4/23/1996 (61)
Brewer, Actor, Commercial Actor
Misc: Bartles and Jaymes pitchman

Donald Rumsfeld -- b.7/9/1932
Politician, Government Official, Businessperson

Art Rupe -- b.9/5/1917
Businessperson, Music Producer
Misc: founder of Specialty Records

Jacob Ruppert Jr. -- b.8/5/1867 d.1/13/1939 (71)
Congressperson, Businessperson, MLB Owner
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (owned from 1915 until his death)

John Ruskin -- b.2/8/1819 d.1/20/1900 (80)
Author, Art Critic, Theorist, Philanthropist, English
Misc: Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite)

Henry Rutgers -- b.10/7/1745 d.2/17/1830 (84)
Revolutionary, Soldier, Philanthropist

T. Claude Ryan -- b.1/3/1898 d.9/11/1982 (84)
Misc: airline entrepreneur and aircraft manufacturer who designed the plane from which Charles Lindbergh's; Spirit of St. Louis; was built.

Thomas Fortune Ryan -- b.10/17/1851 d.11/23/1928 (77)
Misc: created the American Tobacco Company

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