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Danforth, William

Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1955 AD

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.