Field, Marshall

Born: Aug 18, 1834 AD
Died: 1906 AD, at 71 years of age.

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.

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