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Danforth, William

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Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1955 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Founder

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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.

 

 

 

 


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