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Field, Marshall

Born: 1834 AD
Died: 1906 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Merchants

1834 – Born in Conway, Mass on the 18th of August.


1856 – He was hired in 1856 by the mercantile house of Cooley, Wadsworth and Company, in which he

attained full partnership.


1865 – He and Levi Zeigler Leiter, one of his junior partners.


1867 – Palmer formally withdrew, the organization became known as Field, Leiter.


1868 – Leiter and Company rented from Palmer an ornate building on State Street to serve as their firm’s

department store.


1826-1902 – Joined the merchandising firm of Potter Palmer.


1881 – He bought out Leiter for $2,500,000, changing the name of the firm to Marshall Field and Company.


1893-1956 – Marshall Field III, founded the Chicago Sun.


1916-1965 – Marshall Field IV, the first Field’s great-grandson.


1941 – Marshall Field V, became publisher of the Sun-Times and the Chicago Daily News and chairman of the board of Field Enterprises, Inc. Field family members sold the Sun-Times in 1983.


1906 – Died in New York City on the 16th of January.