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Danforth, William

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

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.






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