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Babson, Roger Ward

Born: 1875 AD
Died: 1967 AD
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1875 – Roger Ward Babson was born 6th of July in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

1900 – Married to Grace Margaret Knight.

1904 – Attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked for investment firms.


       – Founded the  Babson’s Statistical Organization, which analyzed stocks and business reports. It continues today as Babson-United Investment Reports.

1940 – Prohibition Party’s candidate for President of the United States. Election was won by incumbent President Franklin Delano Roosevelt of the Democratic Party.

1948 – Established the Gravity Research Foundation. The Foundation built a research facility in the town of New Boston, New Hampshire after Babson determined that this location was far enough away from the city of Boston, Massachusetts to survive a nuclear attack.

1967 – Roger Ward Babson died 5th of March.

Founder of Webber College, now Webber International University, in Babson Park, Florida, and the defunct Utopia College, in Eureka, Kansas.

His statistical compilations were of great importance of this generation of businessmen during the pre-computer era.

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2.6 (51.7%) 159 votes