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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