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.