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Danforth, William

Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1955 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Founder

US grain industrialist

 

1870 – William H. Danforth was born this year.

 

1892 – Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis.

 

1894 – He went into the business of mixing formula feeds for farm animals.

 

       – Married to Miss Adda Bush.

 

1896-1932 – Became the 1st president of Ralston Purina Co.

 

1924 – Danforth and a group of friends organized the American Youth Foundation.

 

1927 – He established the Danforth Foundation as a national educational philanthropy.

 

1932-1956 – Served as chairman of Ralston Purina Co.

 

1955 – He died on Christmas Eve at the age of 85.