Aaron Peasley Aaron Merrill Peasley (July 2, 1775, Massachusetts – April 6, 1837, Dayton, Ohio), was one of early America's foremost button makers.
Aaron Rubashkin Abraham Aaron Rubashkin, or Aaron Rubashkin, an ultra-Orthodox Jew of the Lubavitcher hasidic movement born in the Russian town Nevel in the former Soviet Union, is the owner of a kosher b...
Aaron Willard Aaron Willard (b. October 14, 1757, Grafton, Massachusetts Bay; d.
Ada Mills Ada Belle Parks Mills (March 4, 1912 – September 30, 2001) was a Republican political activist in the U.S. state of Arkansas who in 1980 was the only delegate initially committed to the ca...
Adelaide T. Crapsey Adelaide Trowbridge Crapsey (1855-1950) was the wife of American Episcopal priest and social reformer Algernon Sidney Crapsey and mother of American poet Adelaide Crapsey.
Adolf Schoepe Adolf Schoepe (January 1, 1904, Berkenroth, Germany, - July 29, 2001, Fullerton, California) was a German-American inventor and businessman.
Agnes Varis Agnes Varis (born Agnes Koulouvaris; January 11, 1930 – July 29, 2011) was founder and president of Agvar Chemicals Inc. and Aegis Pharmaceuticals.
Al Fritz Albert John Fritz (October 8, 1924 - May 7, 2013) was a vice president at the Schwinn Bicycle Company and is credited with creating the Schwinn Sting-Ray, which started the wheelie bike craze.
Al Schwimmer Adolph "Al" Schwimmer was an American-born Israeli engineer and businessman.
Alan Mulally Alan Roger Mulally (born August 4, 1945) is an American engineer, business executive, and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ford Motor Company since 2006.
Alan Shugart Alan Field Shugart (September 27, 1930 – December 12, 2006) was an American engineer, entrepreneur and business executive whose career defined the modern computer disk drive industry.
Albert Augustus Pope Albert Augustus Pope (May 20, 1843 – August 10, 1909) was a Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel who founded the Pope Manufacturing Company in 1877.
Alejandro Zaffaroni Alejandro Zaffaroni (February 27, 1923 – March 1, 2014) was a serial entrepreneur who was responsible for founding several successful biotechnology companies in Silicon Valley.
Alexander Legge Alexander Legge (1866–1933) was a prominent American business executive, serving as president of International Harvester from 1922-1933.
Alexander McCormick Sturm Alexander McCormick "Alex" Sturm (June 23, 1923 – November 16, 1951) was an American artist, author, and entrepreneur who co-founded in 1949, the American firearm maker, Sturm, Ruger & Co. Sturm...
Alexander Y. Malcomson Alexander Y. Malcomson (June 7, 1865 - August 1, 1923) was a coal dealer from Detroit, Michigan who bankrolled Henry Ford's first successful foray into automobile manufacturing: the Ford Motor C...
Alfred Atmore Pope Alfred Atmore Pope (July 4, 1842, North Vassalboro, Maine – August 5, 1913, Farmington, Connecticut) was an American industrialist and art collector.
Alfred Charles Hobbs Alfred Charles Hobbs (October 7, 1812 – November 6, 1891) was an American locksmith.
Alfred E. Mann Alfred E. Mann (born 1925 in Portland, Oregon), also known as Al Mann, is an American entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Alfred P. Sloan Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr. (May 23, 1875 – February 17, 1966) was an American business executive in the automotive industry.
Allen Harvey Woodward Allen Harvey "Rick" Woodward (1876–1950) was an American businessman and baseball team owner.
Allen J. Lauer Allen J. Lauer retired as Chairman of Varian, Inc., an $843 million company specializing in scientific instruments and vacuum technologies.
Andrew Higgins Andrew Jackson Higgins was the founder and owner of Higgins Industries, the New Orleans-based manufacturer of "Higgins boats" during World War II. General Dwight Eisenhower is quoted as saying, "Andrew Higgins... is the man who won the war for us....
Angus Snead Macdonald Angus Snead Macdonald was an American architect and businessman; from 1915 to 1952 the president of Snead and Company.
Anna Sutherland Bissell Anna Sutherland Bissell (1846 – 1934) was president and later chair of the board of the Bissell Corporation, a vacuum cleaner manufacturer.
Anthony Maglica Anthony "Tony" Maglica (Croatian name Ante Maglica) (born 1930 in New York) is the owner and founder of Mag Instrument Inc, the company that manufactures the Maglite flashlight which was d...
Archibald Bush Archibald Granville Bush was an American businessman primarily involved with 3M.
Arnold Orville Beckman Arnold Orville Beckman was an American chemist, inventor, investor, and philanthropist.
Arthur A. Collins Arthur Andrew Collins (1909-1987) was an American entrepreneur, who founded Collins Radio Co., which is now Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Arthur Alphin Colonel Arthur "Art" Alphin is a retired United States Army officer and military historian.
Arthur D. Bond Arthur D. Bond was a Rhodes Scholar, captain of the University of Missouri Tigers football team and Director of the A.P. Green Refractories Company.
Arthur Hind (1856-1933) Arthur Hind (1856–1933), of Utica, New York, was an American textile industrialist and philatelist.
Arthur Hind (1856–1933) Arthur Hind (1856–1933), of Utica, New York, was an American textile industrialist and philatelist.
Arthur P. Lamneck Arthur Philip Lamneck (March 12, 1880 – April 23, 1944) was a four-term U.S. Representative from Ohio.
Arthur Vining Davis Arthur Vining "Art" Davis (May 30, 1867 – November 17, 1962) was an American industrialist and philanthropist.
Arthur W. Zafiropoulo Arthur W. Zafiropoulo founded Ultratech in September 1992 to acquire certain assets and liabilities of the Ultratech Stepper Division of General Signal Technology Corporation and, since March 19...
Augustine Heard Augustine Heard (March 30, 1785 - September 14, 1868) was an American entrepreneur, businessman and trader, and founder of the Augustine Heard & Co. firm in China.
Avo Uvezian Avo Uvezian (born 1926 in Beirut, French Lebanon) is an Armenian-American jazz pianist and cigar manufacturer.
Barry Mower Barry Mower is an American Businessperson and owner of Lifetime Products in Clearfield, Utah.
Bernard Marshall Gordon Bernard Marshall Gordon (born in 1927), American inventor and philanthropist, is generally called "Bernie" rather than "Mr. Gordon" by associates and subordinates.
Burton Peek Burton F. Peek (March 5, 1872 – June 14, 1960) served as both President and Chairman of Deere & Company and was a founding member of Augusta National Golf Club.
C.F. Theodore Steinway Christian Friedrich Theodor Steinweg, anglicized name C.F. Theodore Steinway, (November 6, 1825, in Seesen – March 26, 1889, in Brunswick), piano maker, and the eldest son of the fam...
Carl Friden Carl Friden was the Swedish born American mechanical engineer and businessman who founded the Friden Calculating Machine Company.
Carl Lindner, Jr. Carl Henry Lindner, Jr. (April 22, 1919 – October 17, 2011) was an American businessman from Norwood, Ohio and one of the world's richest people.
Carlyle Harmon Frank Carlyle Harmon was a former head of fabrics research for Johnson and Johnson.
Carroll Rosenbloom Carroll Rosenbloom (March 5, 1907 – April 2, 1979) was an American businessman.
Carter Clarke Carter Clarke is a retired United States Army brigadier general and founded Gemesis Corporation, a manufacturer of synthetic diamonds, in 1996.
Caspar Wistar (glassmaker) Caspar Wistar (born Wüster) (February 3, 1696 – March 21, 1752) was a German-born glassmaker and landowner in Pennsylvania.
Cecil Howard Green Cecil Howard Green (August 6, 1900 – April 11, 2003) was a British-born American geophysicist who trained at the University of British Columbia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Charles A. Coffin Charles Albert Coffin (31 December 1844 - 14 July 1926) was the cofounder and first President of General Electric corporation.
Charles Burnham Charles Taylor Burnham (September 18, 1847 - February 27, 1908) was an American manufacturer of bricks from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who served one term as an Independent Greenback member of the Wis...
Charles D. Tandy Charles David Tandy (15 May 1918 - 4 November 1978) was the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Tandy Corporation.
Charles F. Brush Charles Francis Brush (March 17, 1849 – June 15, 1929) was a U.S. inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Charles Joseph Fletcher Charles Joseph Fletcher (December 21, 1922 – April 20, 2011) was an American inventor and the owner and chief executive of an aeronautical equipment manufacturing and engineering company, ...
Charles L. Young, Sr. Charles L. Young, Sr. (August 27, 1931 – April 29, 2009) was an American businessman and politician.
Charles Nelson Crittenton Charles Nelson Crittenton (February 20, 1833 – November 16, 1909) was a manufacturer and distributor of drugs and patent medicines, a Protestant evangelist, and a philanthropist, best known for ...
Charles O. Holliday Charles Otis "Chad" Holliday, Jr., is an American businessman, currently the chairman of Bank of America and former Chairman, former Chief Executive Officer and a former director of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
Charles Peter McColough Charles Peter Philip Paul McColough (August 1, 1922 – December 13, 2006) was one of the joint creators and founders of the Xerox Corporation (along with Joseph C. Wilson), and was a former Chief...
Charles Pfizer Charles Pfizer (March 22, 1824 in Ludwigsburg as Karl Pfizer – October 19, 1906) was a German chemist who immigrated to the United States in the early 1840s and founded the Pfizer Inc. pha...
Charles Ranlett Flint Charles Ranlett Flint (January 24, 1850 – February 26, 1934) was an American businessman, best known as the founder of the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company which later became IBM. For his ...
Charles Sumner Tainter Charles Sumner Tainter (April 25, 1854 – April 20, 1940) was an American scientific instrument maker, engineer and inventor, best known for his collaborations with Alexander Graham Bell, Chiches...
Charles T. Beaird Charles Thomas Beaird (July 17, 1922 - April 18, 2006) was an industrialist, newspaper publisher, philanthropist, and civic leader from Shreveport, Louisiana.
Charles T. Fisher Charles Thomas Fisher (February 16, 1880 – August 8, 1963) was an American businessman and an automotive pioneer.
Charles Webster Leonard Charles W. Leonard (November 1, 1844 - November 2, 1941) was an innovator in Textile Manufacturing, Granite Quarry Excavation, as well as Harness Racing and Rail Transport.
Charlie Merrow Charles Griswold Merrow (born November 11, 1976 is an entrepreneur who is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Merrow Sewing Machine Company.
Chauncey Thomas Chauncey Thomas, (August 13, 1813, Damascus, Wayne County, Pennsylvania - October 5, 1882, Shohola Glen, Pike County, Pennsylvania), was one of eleven children born to mill owner and entrepreneu...
Chelsea Sexton Chelsea Sexton (born August 14, 1975) is an electric car advocate and advisor.
Chester Adgate Congdon Chester Adgate Congdon, lawyer and capitalist, was born in Rochester, New York, on the 12th of June, 1853, his parents being Sylvester Laurentius and Laura Jane Congdon.
Chichester Bell Chichester Alexander Bell (1848–1924) was a chemist, cousin to Alexander Graham Bell, and instrumental in developing improved versions of the phonograph.
Chris Lee (politician) Christopher John "Chris" Lee (born April 1, 1964) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for NY's 26.
Christian Dancel Christian Dancel (February 14, 1847 – October 13, 1898), was an inventor.
Clayton Daley Clayton C. Daley, Jr. (born November 6, 1951, in Canton, Ohio) is currently the chief financial officer of The Procter & Gamble Company.
Clement O. Miniger Clement O. Miniger (November 11, 1874 - April 23, 1944) was an American industrialist and philanthropist.
Clement Studebaker, Jr. Clement Studebaker, Jr. was the son of Clement Studebaker who, with his brother Henry, founded the business which became the Studebaker Corporation— the world's largest horse-drawn wagon manufac...
Cleveland E. Dodge, Jr. Cleveland E. Dodge, Jr. was an industrialist and businessman, and a pioneer of manufacturing temperature-resistant wire coatings using Teflon in the 1950s.
Clinton L. Bardo Clinton L. Bardo (1868 – 1937) was an American industrialist whose career included stints as general manager of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad and president of New York Shipbuilding.
Cornelius H. DeLamater Cornelius Henry DeLamater (August 30, 1821 – February 2, 1889) was an industrialist who owned DeLamater Iron Works in New York City.
Cornelius J. Barton Cornelius J. Barton (born 1936) is an American metallurgical engineer, businessman and the acting president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from April 1998 until July 1999.
Curtis Bros. & Co Curtis Bros. & Co. between 1866 and 1966 was a leading producer of doors sash, blinds and general house finish.
David H. Goodell David Harvey Goodell was an American inventor, manufacturer, and Republican politician from Antrim, New Hampshire.
David Hartman (politician) David A. Hartman was a 1994 candidate for Texas State Treasurer and is a retired banker in the Austin, Texas area.
David Hunter McAlpin David Hunter McAlpin (1816–1901) was a prominent industrialist and real estate owner in New York City.
David Zarling David A. Zarling is a co-founder, president and CEO of Colby Pharmaceutical Company and an oncology drug development scientist and entrepreneur.
Donald J. Hall Jr. Donald J. Hall Jr.,is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hallmark Cards, and a director of Crown Media Holdings, a member of the board of directors of Hallmark Entertainment Holdings a...
Donald J. Hall, Sr. Donald J. Hall Sr. (born 1929) is the chairman of the board and majority shareholder of Hallmark Cards, the world's largest greeting card manufacturer and one of the world's largest privately he...
Donald Petersen Donald Eugene Petersen is an American businessman who was employed by the Ford Motor Company for 40 years, most notably as its Chief Executive Officer from 1985 to 1990.
Duane Leroy Bliss Duane Leroy Bliss (June 10, 1833 – December 23, 1907) was a 19th-century American timber and mining magnate.
Durk Jager Durk I. Jager (born 30 April 1943, Netherlands) is a Dutch and American businessman, private investor and consultant.
E. Henry Wemme E. Henry Wemme was a wealthy businessman in Portland, in the U.S. state of Oregon.
E. R. Squibb Edward Robinson Squibb was a leading American inventor and manufacturer of pharmaceutics who founded E. R. Squibb and Sons, which eventually became part of the modern pharmaceutical giant Bristo...
Edgar William Brown Edgar William Brown, Sr. (1859–1917) was a physician who turned from the medical practice to become one of the most successful businessmen in the southern United States.
Edmund O. Schweitzer Jr. Edmund O. Schweitzer, Jr. founded E. O. Schweitzer Manufacturing in 1950 for the purpose of manufacturing fault indicator technology.
Edward Andrew Deeds Edward Andrew Deeds (March 12, 1874 – July 1, 1960) was an American engineer, inventor and industrialist prominent in the Dayton, Ohio area.
Edward Huber Edward Huber was an American inventor and industrialist.
Edward J. Barcalo Edward Joel Barcalo was an American businessman, noted for founding the Barcalo Manufacturing Company, perhaps best known for the Barcalounger.
Frederick Ayer Frederick Ayer (born December 8, 1822, Ledyard, Connecticut; died March 14, 1918, Thomasville, Georgia) was an American businessman and the younger brother of patent medicine tycoon Dr. James Co...
Frederick G. Zinsser Frederick G. Zinsser was a resident of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York who opened a chemical plant on the waterfront of the Hudson River, producing a wood alcohol known as Hastings Spirits.
Frederick Gilbert Bourne Frederick Gilbert "Commodore" Bourne (December 20, 1851 – March 1919) was President of the Singer Manufacturing Company between 1889 and 1905.
Frederick Lothrop Ames Frederick Lothrop Ames, Jr. (1876–1921) was the great-grandson of Oliver Ames, who established the Ames Shovel Company.
Frederick Watts Frederick Watts (May 9, 1801- August 17, 1889), is called the “Father of Penn State University” and was a prominent agricultural reformer, lawyer and businessman who headed the U.S. Department ...
G. Willing Pepper G. Willing Pepper, known as “Wing” was a corporate executive, the former president of the Scott Paper Company, and a notable Philadelphia philanthropist.
Gene Haas Gene Francis Haas (born November 12, 1952) is founder, president, and sole stockholder of Haas Automation, one of the world's leading CNC machine tool manufacturers.
George A. Stephen George A. Stephen, Sr. was an American inventor, entrepreneur, and the founder of Weber-Stephen Products Co., the company best known for the manufacturing of charcoal and gas grills.
George Bardeen George Edward Bardeen, Sr., a native of Otsego, Michigan, USA, was a businessman and state-level politician.
George Dennick Wick Colonel George Dennick Wick (February 19, 1854 – April 15, 1912) was an American industrialist who served as founding president of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, one of the nation'...
George Foster Peabody George Foster Peabody (July 27, 1852 – March 4, 1938) was an American banker and philanthropist.
George Winthrop Fairchild George Winthrop Fairchild (May 6, 1854 – December 31, 1924), was a six-term Republican U.S. Representative from New York.
Gerald Tsai Gerald Tsai Jr. was a business magnate, investor and philanthropist who helped make Fidelity Investments into a mutual fund powerhouse.
Gerard Swope Gerard Swope was a U.S. electronics businessman.
Gerrard Wendell Haworth Gerrard Wendell Haworth (October 11, 1911 - October 25, 2006), better known as G. W. Haworth, was the founder of office furniture manufacturer Haworth.
Gifford A. Cochran Gifford A. Cochran was an American entrepreneur and sportsman from New York City.
Gilbert Henderson Harrington Gilbert Henderson Harrington (born April 17, 1845 - died June 22, 1897) was the main founder of the arms manufacturing firm of Harrington & Richardson.
Glenn McCullough Glenn L. McCullough, Jr. (born December 18, 1954, in Tupelo, Mississippi) is a businessman, former Mayor of Tupelo, Mississippi, former chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Gurnee Munn Gurnee Munn ( 1887 - May 7, 1960) was a businessman, president of the American Totalisator Company and former member of the New York Stock Exchange who was the ex-husband of heiress Marie Louise...
Guy Hutchinson Guy Hutchinson (February 7, 1884 – December 9, 1941) was an American businessman.
Harald Pietschmann Harald Pietschmann is an automotive designer, 4x4 consultant and journalist.
Harlow Curtice Harlow Herbert Curtice (August 15, 1893 - November 3, 1962) was an American auto industry executive who led General Motors (GM) from 1953 to 1958.
Harold Arthur Poling Harold Arthur "Red" Poling (October 14, 1925 – May 12, 2012) was a U.S. automobile businessman.
Harold M. Stratton Harold Meade Stratton, aka Harry Stratton, was the president of the Stratton Grain Company and chairman of the Briggs & Stratton engine manufacturers.
Henry Alonzo House Henry Alonzo House (April 23, 1840 – December 18, 1930) was an American inventor who developed machinery and processes that have had a lasting impact on several industries.
Henry Clay Frick Henry Clay Frick was an American industrialist, financier, and art patron. He founded the H. C. Frick & Company coke manufacturing company, was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company, and played a major role in the formation of the giant U.S. Steel steel manufacturing concern.
Henry Disston Henry Disston (May 24, 1819 – March 16, 1878) was an English American industrialist who founded the Keystone Saw Works in 1840 and developed the surrounding neighborhood of Tacony in Philadelphi...
Henry E. Steinway Henry E. Steinway (February 15, 1797 – February 7, 1871) made pianos in Germany and the United States.
Henry Earl Singleton Henry Earl Singleton (November 27, 1916 – August 31, 1999) was an American electrical engineer, business executive, and rancher/land owner.
Henry J. Kaiser Henry John Kaiser was an American industrialist who became known as the father of modern American shipbuilding. He established the Kaiser Shipyards, which built Liberty ships during World War II, after which he formed Kaiser Aluminum and Kaiser Steel.
Henry Kirke Porter Henry Kirke Porter (November 24, 1840 – April 10, 1921) was an American businessman and Representative of the United States Congress for Pennsylvania's 31st congressional district.
Henry Phipps, Jr. Henry Phipps, Jr. (September 27, 1839 - September 22, 1930) was an American entrepreneur and major philanthropist.
Henry Ware Eliot Henry Ware Eliot (November 25, 1843 – January 7, 1919) was an American industrialist and philanthropist who lived in St. Louis, Missouri.
Henry William Stiegel Henry William Stiegel (May 13, 1729, probably at Cologne – January 10, 1785) was a German-American glassmaker and ironmaster.
Herbert Henry Dow Herbert Henry Dow (February 26, 1866 – October 15, 1930) was a Canadian born, American chemical industrialist.
Herman Fisher Herman Guy Fisher, was born in Unionville Pennsylvania.
Hiram Young Hiram Young (c. 1812–1882) was one of the leading manufacturers of wagons in Independence, Missouri, for westward pioneers in the mid-19th century, notably the Forty-niners, and a successful Afr...
Horace Bowker Horace Bowker (1877 – 1954) was born in Massachusetts and attended Harvard University.
Horace Rackham Horace H. Rackham (June 27, 1858 - June 12, 1933) was one of the original stockholders in the Ford Motor Company and a noted philanthropist.
Howard Head Howard Head (1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 1991) was an aeronautical engineer who is credited with the invention of laminate skis and the oversized tennis racket.
Howard Hughes Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business magnate, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, film maker and philanthropist.
Howard R. Hughes, Sr. Howard Robard Hughes, Sr. (September 9, 1869 – January 14, 1924) was an American businessman.
Ichabod Washburn Ichabod Washburn (1798–1868) was a church deacon and industrialist from Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA. His financial endowments led to the naming of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas...
Ida Rosenthal Ida Rosenthal (born Ida Kaganovich; January 9, 1886 - March 29, 1973) was a Belarusian-born American dressmaker and businesswoman.
Irving Jacob Reuter Irving Jacob Reuter (1885–1972) was an automotive leader in the early 1900s.
Isaac D. Levy Isaac D. Levy was a co-founder of Oppenheim Collins & Company, Inc., a ladies' skirt manufacturer and, later, department store in Manhattan.
Isaac Singer Isaac Merritt Singer (October 27, 1811 – July 23, 1875) was an American inventor, actor, and entrepreneur.
Isaac Staples Isaac Staples (September 25, 1816 – June 27, 1898) was a powerful lumber baron in the St. Croix River Valley during the logging boom of the late 19th century.
Isaiah Blood Isaiah Blood (February 13, 1810 Ballston, Saratoga County, New York – November 29, 1870) was an American farmer, manufactuter and politician from New York.
J. Eugene Harding John Eugene Harding (June 27, 1877 – July 26, 1959) was a businessman and member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio.
J. Irwin Miller Joseph Irwin Miller (May 26, 1909 – August 19, 2004) was an American industrialist, patron of modern architecture, and lay leader in the Christian ecumenical movement and civil rights.
Jack Breaux Jack Louis Breaux, Sr. (November 6, 1926 – January 26, 1980) was the Republican mayor of Zachary, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish for nearly fourteen years — from his first election ...
Jack Davis (industrialist) Davis v. Federal Election Commission, 554 U.S. 724 (2008), is a decision by the United States Supreme Court, which held that Sections 319(a) and (b) of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of ...
Jack Harker John Mason 'Jack’ Harker (June 29, 1926 - April 27, 2013) was an inventor, mechanical engineer, and product and program manager who pioneered development of disk storage systems.
Jack Scarbath John Carl "Jack" Scarbath (born August 12, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and Pit...
Jacob S. Coxey, Sr. Jacob Sechler Coxey, Sr. sometimes known as General Coxey (April 16, 1854 – May 18, 1951) of Massillon, Ohio, was an American politician, who ran for elective office several times in Ohio.
James Anson Campbell James Anson Campbell was an American business leader known for his role as chairman of Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, one of the largest regional steel-production firms in the United States.
James Cook Ayer James Cook Ayer was the wealthiest patent medicine businessman of his day.
James D. Burns James D. Burns (July 28, 1865 – January 3, 1928) was an American businessman, sheriff, delegate, and owner of the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball.
James E. Burke James E. Burke was the chief executive officer of Johnson & Johnson from 1976 to 1989, a company for which he worked forty years.
James Edward Hanger James Edward Hanger (February 25, 1843 – June 9, 1919) was a Confederate States Army veteran of the American Civil War, a prosthetist and a businessman.
James J. Shuttleworth James J. Shuttleworth (1937 – 2003) inventor, entrepreneur and founder of Shuttleworth, Inc. He was an active business and community leader in Northeast Indiana.
James L. Ziemer James L. Ziemer (born 1951) was the current Chief Executive Officer and President of Harley-Davidson Motor Company from April 2005 to April 2009.
James O. Clephane James Ogilvie Clephane (February 21, 1842 – November 30, 1910) was an American court reporter and venture capitalist who was involved in improving, promoting and supporting several inventi...
James Roche (General Motors) James M. Roche (December 16, 1906 – June 6, 2004) was an American statistician who served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Board at General Motors Corporation.
James Scollay Whitney James Scollay Whitney (May 19, 1811 - October 24, 1878) was an American business executive and politician.
James Sloss James Withers Sloss (7 April 1820 – 4 May 1890) was a planter, industrialist, and the founder of the Sloss Furnaces, and a leading figure in the early development of Birmingham, Alabama.
James Solomon James E. Solomon (born 1936 in Boise, Idaho) is an American engineer and entrepreneur.
James William Cannon James William Cannon (April 25, 1852 – December 21, 1921) was an industrialist, and founder of the Cannon Mills Corporation and the City of Kannapolis, North Carolina.
Jean Fugett Jean Schloss Fugett, Jr. (born December 16, 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League.
Jeffrey W. Hayzlett Jeffrey Hayzlett is an international leader in marketing, business and public relations.
Jehu Eyre Jehu Eyre or Ayer (January 10, 1738 – July 23, 1781) was an American businessman, veteran of the French and Indian War and American Revolutionary War, and member of the influential Eyre fa...
Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Muñiz (née Lopez; born July 24, 1969) is an American actress, dancer, producer, and recording artist.
Jesse Peterson Jesse Peterson (October 1, 1850 - October 22, 1921), was an American industrialist from Lockport, New York.
Jill Lajdziak Jill Lajdziak is the former General Manager of General Motors' Saturn division.
John A. Roebling John Augustus Roebling (born Johann August Röbling, June 12, 1806 – July 22, 1869) was a German-born American civil engineer.
John Ainsworth Dunn John Ainsworth Dunn (November 2, 1831 Westminster, Massachusetts - 1915) was an American furniture maker.
John D. Hertz John Daniel Hertz, Sr. (April 10, 1879October 8, 1961) was an American businessman, thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder, and philanthropist.
John Eberhard Faber John Eberhard Faber (sometimes Johann Eberhard Faber) (December 6, 1822 – March 2, 1879), was born in Stein, Bavaria, Germany.
John Emory Andrus John Emory Andrus (February 16, 1841 – December 26, 1934) was mayor of Yonkers, New York, a U.S. Congressman from New York, and founder of the SURDNA Foundation.
John Francis Queeny John Francis Queeny (August 17, 1859 – March 19, 1933) born in Chicago, founded the Monsanto Company in St. Louis, Missouri, as Monsanto Chemical Works, on November 30, 1901, with $5,000.
John H. Inman John Hamilton Inman (23 October 1844 - 5 November 1896) was an American capitalist who invested in cotton, coal, iron and steel, and railroads, especially in the impoverished American South duri...
John H. Little Major General John H. Little served as the 12th Superintendent of Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri from 2002 to 2007.
John H. McConnell John Henderson McConnell (May 10, 1923 – April 25, 2008) was the founder of Worthington Industries, which manufactures processed steel products, pressure cylinders, and metal framing.
John Hammond (congressman) John Hammond (born August 17, 1827 Crown Point, Essex County, New York; died May 28, 1889 Crown Point, New York) was an American manufacturer, Union Army general and politician from New York.
John Hammond (New York) John Hammond was an American manufacturer, Union Army general and politician from New York.
John Jacob Bausch John Jacob Bausch (July 25, 1830 – February 14, 1926) was a American maker of optical instruments who co-founded Bausch & Lomb (with Henry Lomb).
John Kaul John Lanzel Kaul (1866-?) was an American businessman.
John Lynch (New Hampshire) John H. Lynch is an American businessman and politician who served as the 80th Governor of the U.S. State of New Hampshire. Lynch was first elected Governor in 2004, defeating first-term incumbent Governor Craig Benson - the first time an incumbent Governor was denied a second term in 78 years.
John Ripley Myers John Ripley Myers (October 8, 1864–December 22, 1899) was a co-founder (along with William McLaren Bristol) of the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers.
John Roach John Roach (December 25, 1815—January 10, 1887) was an American industrialist who rose from humble origins as an Irish immigrant laborer to found the largest and most productive shipbuilding em...
John Ryle (manufacturer) John Ryle (October 22, 1817 – November 6, 1887) is universally regarded as the "Father of the United States Silk Industry."
John Samuel Rowell John Samuel Rowell (April 1, 1825 – October 23, 1907) was a noted agricultural inventor and pioneer manufacturer.
John Sanford (1851) John Sanford (January 18, 1851 - September 26, 1939) was an American businessman, a prominent owner/breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses, and a member of the United States House of Representatives...
John Slater (industrialist) John Slater (December 25, 1776–1843) was an early American industrialist, founder of Slatersville, Rhode Island and younger brother of Samuel Slater, father of the American Industrial Revo...
John V. Beamer John Valentine Beamer was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.
John Wesley Hanes I John Wesley Hanes (February 3, 1850 - September 22, 1903) was an American businessman from Winston-Salem, North Carolina who ran a tobacco company before founding Shamrock Mills in 1901, the com...
Jon Huntsman, Sr. Jon Meade Huntsman, Sr. (born June 21, 1937) is an American businessman and philanthropist.
Jonas Gilman Clark Jonas Gilman Clark (February 1, 1815 – May 23, 1900) was an American businessman, and the founder of Clark University.
Jonathan Kraft Jonathan A. Kraft (born March 4, 1964 in Brookline, Massachusetts) is an American businessman.
Joseph A. McDonald Joseph A. McDonald (December 6, 1866 – July 15, 1930) was a significant figure in the development of the Northeastern U.S. steel industry.
Joseph Dixon (inventor) Joseph Dixon (1799–1869) was an inventor, entrepreneur and the founder of what became the Dixon Ticonderoga Company, a well-known manufacturer of pencils in the United States.
Joseph G. Butler, Jr. Joseph Green Butler, Jr. (December 21, 1840 – December 20, 1927) was an American industrialist, philanthropist, and popular historian.
Joseph G. Hitner Joseph G. Hitner (born 1862, date of death unknown) owned an iron works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Joseph Sunnen Joseph Sunnen was a machinery manufacturer and founder of the Sunnen Foundation.
Joseph T. Murray Joseph Thomas Murray (12 May 1834, Salem, Massachusetts, to 27 January 1907, Springfield, Massachusetts) was an American abolitionist, manufacturer, and inventor.
Joseph Wharton Joseph Wharton (March 3, 1826 – January 11, 1909) was an American industrialist.
Joyce Hall Joyce Clyde Hall (August 29, 1891 – October 29, 1982), an American businessman, was the founder of Hallmark Cards.
Julian Carr (industrialist) Julian Shakespeare Carr (October 12, 1845 – April 29, 1924) was a North Carolina industrialist and philanthropist.
Kate Chappell Kate Cheney Chappell (born 1942) is an American businesswoman, painter and manufacturer.
Keith Sherin Keith S. Sherin (born November 15, 1958) is the CEO of General Electric's Capital business.
Ken Powell Kendall J. Powell (born c. 1954) is an American businessman, chief executive officer of General Mills since September, 2007.
Kirk Boott Kirk Boott was an American Industrialist instrumental in the early history of Lowell, Massachusetts.
L.A.M. Phelan L.A.M. Phelan was an American businessman and inventor.
Lee Iacocca Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca (born October 15, 1924) is an American businessman known for engineering the Ford Mustang and Ford Pinto cars, being let go from Ford Motor Company, and his revival of...
Leon Klinghoffer Leon Klinghoffer (September 24, 1916 – October 8, 1985) was a disabled American appliance manufacturer who was murdered and thrown overboard by Palestinian terrorists in the hijacking of th...
Leonard Blavatnik Len Blavatnik (Леонид Валентинович Блаватник, Leonid Valentinovich Blavatnik) (born June 14, 1957) is a Ukrainian-born American businessman.
Leslie Irvin (parachutist) Leslie Leroy Irvin (10 September 1895 – 9 October 1966) made the first premeditated free-fall parachute jump in 1919.
Lew Hing Lew Hing (劉興) (May 1858 in Canton, China – March 7, 1934) was a Chinese-born American industrialist.
Lewis Bergman Maytag Lewis Bergman Maytag I (August 24, 1888 – August 8, 1967) was the Maytag Corporation president.
Lloyd Rigler Lloyd Rigler (1915December 7, 2003) was an American businessman and philanthropist.
Loida Nicolas-Lewis Loida Nicolas Lewis (born 1942) is a Filipino-born American businesswoman, philanthropist, civic leader, motivational speaker, author, and lawyer.
Louis Marx Louis Marx (August 11, 1896 – February 5, 1982) was an American toy maker and businessman whose company, Louis Marx and Company, was the largest toy company in the world in the 1950s.
Louis Vincent Aronson Louis Vincent Aronson, inventor and businessman, founded the Art Metal Works, which evolved to manufacture Ronson lighters.
Luther George Simjian Luther George Simjian (Լութեր Ճորճ (Կարապետ) Սիմճեան) (January 28, 1905 in Ottoman Empire – October 23, 1997) was an Armenian-American inventor of numerous devices and owner of over 200 pa...
M. B. "Bud" Seretean M. B. "Bud" Seretean (born Martin Bud Sereteanu May 13, 1924 in New York City, U.S. – August 13, 2007 London, England) was an American businessman and author.
Madman Muntz Earl William "Madman" Muntz (January 3, 1914 – June 21, 1987) was an American businessman and engineer who sold and promoted cars and consumer electronics in the United States from the 1930s unt...
Marc Rich Marc Rich was an international commodities trader, hedge fund manager, financier and businessman. Active in the spot market for crude oil, he became a commodities trader.
Mark C. Honeywell Mark Charles Honeywell (December 29, 1874 – September 1964) was a U.S. electronics industrialist.
Marvin Travis Runyon Marvin Travis Runyon (September 16, 1924 – May 3, 2004) was an American business executive.
Matthew Laflin Matthew Laflin was an American manufacturer of gunpowder, businessman, philanthropist, and an early pioneer of Chicago, Illinois.
Maurice Britt Maurice Lee "Footsie" Britt (June 29, 1919 – November 26, 1995), was an American professional football player, Medal of Honor recipient of World War II, businessman, and Lieutenant Governo...
Melville Reuben Bissell Melville Reuben Bissell (September 25, 1843 – March 15, 1889) was an American entrepreneur and inventor of the carpet sweeper.
Mildred Mottahedeh Mildred R. Mottahedeh (August 7, 1908 - February 17, 2000) was one of the most important figures in the area of luxury goods in the twentieth century.
Milton Reynolds Milton Reynolds, an American entrepreneur, was born Milton Reinsberg in Albert Lea, Minnesota. He is most famously known for the manufacture and introduction of the first ballpoint pen to be sold in the U.S. market in October 1945.
Milton Shapp Milton J. Shapp (June 25, 1912 – November 24, 1994) was the 40th Governor of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania from 1971 to 1979 and was the first Jewish governor of Pennsylvania.
Monford Orloff Monford Arthur Orloff (March 29, 1914 - February 13, 2000) was an American businessman, financier, lawyer and philanthropist.
Morley A. Hudson Morley Alvin Hudson (March 31, 1917–June 15, 2001), was a Shreveport businessman, engineer, civic leader, and a pioneer of the modern Republican Party in Louisiana.
Morris Markin Morris Markin (Морис Маркин) (July 15, 1893 - July 8, 1970) was a Russian-born American businessman who founded the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company (which would later become the Checker ...
Morris Schinasi Morris Schinasi (1855-1928), Moris Şinasi was a wealthy American businessman in the tobacco industry and philanthropist.
Moses Brown Moses Brown (September 23, 1738 – September 6, 1836) was a co-founder of Brown University and a New England abolitionist and industrialist, who funded the design and construction of some of the...
Moshe Rubashkin Moshe Rubashkin, (born 1958 in Brooklyn, New York), an ultra-Orthodox Jew of the Lubavitcher hasidic movement, is a former chairman of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council (CHJCC), a priva...
Murlan J. Murphy Murlan Jeremiah "Jerry" Murphy, Sr. (1918 - 2009) was an American Businessman who ran several chemical-related companies in Cleveland, Ohio.
Nathan Cummings Nathan Cummings (1896–1985) was a Canadian-born American businessman, investor and philanthropist.
P. Roy Vagelos Pindaros Roy Vagelos, better known as P. Roy Vagelos or Roy Vagelos (born October 8, 1929 in Westfield, New Jersey), was president and chief executive officer (1985) and chairman (19...
Patrick Tracy Jackson Patrick Tracy Jackson (14 August 1780 – 12 September 1847) was a United States manufacturer, one of the founders of the Boston Manufacturing Company of Waltham, Massachusetts, and later a founde...
Paul C. Fisher Paul C. Fisher (October 10, 1913 - October 20, 2006) was an American inventor and politician.
Paul McKinley Paul McKinley is the Iowa State Senator from the 36th District.
Perley A. Thomas Perley A. Thomas was a Canadian-born American industrialist and entrepreneur.
Pete Schneider (Louisiana politician) Matthew Peter Schneider, III, known as Pete Schneider (born December 2, 1953), is a Slidell, Louisiana, businessman who served four terms between 1992 and 2008 as a Republican member of th...
Peter M. Brant Peter M. Brant (born 1947) is an American industrialist and businessman.
Phil Ruffin Phillip G. Ruffin is an American businessman.
Philip D. Reed Philip D. Reed (1899–1989) was president and chief executive officer of General Electric Company from 1940 to 1942 and from 1945 to 1959.
Philo Remington Philo Remington (October 31, 1816 – April 4, 1889) was the eldest son of Eliphalet Remington, inventor of the Remington rifle.
Ping Tom Ping Tom (April 15, 1935 – July 7, 1995) (pinyin: Tān Jìpíng) was an American businessman and civic leader in Chicago.
Pradeep Sindhu Pradeep Sindhu is the Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer/ Vice Chairman of the Board of the Directors of Juniper Networks Inc. He was also the CEO of the company until 1996.
R. G. LeTourneau Robert Gilmour LeTourneau (November 30, 1888 – June 1, 1969), was born in Richford, Vermont, and was a prolific inventor of earthmoving machinery.
R. J. Reynolds Richard Joshua "R. J." Reynolds was an American businessman and founder of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.
R. R. M. Carpenter Robert Ruliph Morgan Carpenter (July 30, 1877 – June 11, 1949) was an American executive and member of the board of directors of DuPont.
Ralph B. Rogers Ralph Burton Rogers (November 3, 1909 – November 4, 1997) was an American industrialist, philanthropist and PBS executive, called the "Founding Father of the Public Broadcasting Service.
Ralph Braun Ralph William Braun (December 18, 1940 – February 8, 2013) was the founder and CEO of the Braun Corporation.
Ralph Evinrude Ralph S. Evinrude (September 27, 1907 – May 21, 1986) was an American business magnate best known for being the Chairman of Outboard Marine Corporation, and the husband of singer and enter...
Ray Anderson (entrepreneur) Ray C. Anderson (July 28, 1934 – August 8, 2011) was founder and chairman of Interface Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of modular carpet for commercial and residential application...
Raymond Alvah Hanson Raymond Alvah Hanson (December 10, 1923 – February 18, 2009), was an entrepreneur, inventor and engineer who lived in Spokane, Washington.
Reginald Lewis Reginald F. Lewis (December 7, 1942 – January 19, 1993), was an American businessman.
Reginald N. Webster Reginald N. Webster (February 7, 1898 - February 8, 1983) was an American businessman and Thoroughbred racehorse owner.
Rich Templeton Richard K. Templeton is an American electrical engineer and business executive.
Richard B. Fitzgerald Richard Burton Fitzgerald (circa 1843 – March 24, 1918) was an African-American brickmaker whose bricks went into the construction of many of Durham, North Carolina’s important buildings.
Richard Borden Colonel Richard Borden (1795–1874) was an American businessman and civic leader from Fall River, Massachusetts.
Richard M. Atwater Richard Mead Atwater, Sr. (August 10, 1844 – 1922) was a chemist and public official in New Jersey and Pennsylvania involved in early scientific glass-making.
Richard Merillat Richard Merillat is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and the retired President/CEO of Merillat Industries.
Robert C. Sprague (inventor) Robert C. Sprague (born 1900- New York City, NY and died 1991- Williamstown, MA) was the son of Frank J. Sprague Jr and Harriet Sprague.
Robert H. Ingersoll Robert H. Ingersoll was a late nineteenth-/early twentieth-century American businessman who produced the "Dollar Watch," the first mass-produced inexpensive pocket watch.
Robert Habersham Coleman Robert Habersham Coleman (1856 - 1930) was an iron processing and railroad industrialist and owner of extensive farmland in Pennsylvania.
Robert Kraft Robert K. Kraft (born June 5, 1941) is an American business magnate.
Robert Metcalfe Robert Melancton "Bob" Metcalfe (born April 7, 1946) is an electrical engineer from the United States who co-invented Ethernet, founded 3Com and formulated Metcalfe's Law.
Robert Moran (shipbuilder) Robert Moran (January 26, 1857 – March 27, 1943) was a prominent Seattle shipbuilder who served as the city's mayor from 1888 to 1890.
Robert P. McCulloch Robert Paxton McCulloch was a Missourian entrepreneur most notable for McCulloch chainsaws and purchasing the new London Bridge and moving it to one of the cities he founded, Lake Havasu City, A...
Roger Marino Roger M. Marino is a retired American engineer, businessman, and co-founder of EMC Corporation.
Roger Putnam Roger Lowell Putnam (December 19, 1893 - November 24, 1972) was an American politician and businessman.
Roger Smith (executive) Roger Bonham Smith (July 12, 1925 – November 29, 2007) was the Chairman and CEO of General Motors Corporation from 1981 to 1990, and is widely known as the main subject of Michael Moore's 1989 documentary film Roger & Me.
Ron Johnson (U.S. politician) Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson (born April 8, 1955) is the senior United States Senator for Wisconsin and a member of the Republican Party.
Ruth Handler Ruth Marianna Handler (November 4, 1916 – April 27, 2002) was an American businesswoman and inventor.
S. Curtis Johnson S. Curtis "Curt" Johnson is the son of Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr., who died in 2004, and Imogene Powers Johnson and the great great grandson of S. C. Johnson & Son founder Samuel Curtis Johnson,...
S. Scott Crump S. Scott Crump is the inventor of fused deposition modeling (FDM) and co-founder of Stratasys, Ltd. Crump invented and patented FDM technology in 1989 with his wife and Stratasys co-founder Lis...
S. Y. Lee S. Y. Lee (Shih-Ying Lee; Traditional Chinese: 李詩穎; 1922–), is an American inventor, engineer and physicist notable for his research and innovation in hydrodynamics-related technologies.
Samuel Colgate Samuel Colgate (1822–1897), son of William Colgate (1783–1857), was an American manufacturer and philanthropist, born in New York City.
Samuel Cummings Samuel Cummings, (7 February 1927 - 29 April 1998) was an American small arms dealer.
Samuel G. Havermale Samuel G. Havermale was a notable Methodist minister and pioneer of Spokane.
Samuel Gebo Samuel Wilford Gebo (Americanization of the French “Gibeau”) (1862-1940) was an American entrepreneur influential in the early development of the U.S. state of Montana.
Samuel Ingham Merrill Samuel Ingham Merrill was a noted California businessman and philanthropist, known particularly for his involvement in Christian benevolent work.
Samuel J. Heyman Samuel J. Heyman was an American businessman, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist He was best known for his longtime chairmanship of the GAF Materials Corporation and International Specialty ...
Sanjay Jha Sanjay Kumar Jha (born 1963) is the CEO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES and former chairman and chief executive officer of Motorola Mobility.
Seth Thomas (clockmaker) Seth Thomas was an American clockmaker and a pioneer of mass production at his Seth Thomas Clock Company.
Sherman Fairchild Sherman Mills Fairchild (April 7, 1896 – March 28, 1971) was an American businessman, investor and inventor.
Sholom Rubashkin Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin (born October 6, 1959) is a former chief executive officer of Agriprocessors, a now-bankrupt kosher slaughterhouse and meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa, formerly ...
Spencer Truman Olin Spencer Truman Olin (August 20, 1900 - April 14, 1995) was an American industrialist and philanthropist.
Stephen J. Luczo Stephen J. "Steve" Luczo (born February 28, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois) is the Chairman of the board of directors, President and CEO of Seagate.
Tex Thornton Charles Bates "Tex" Thornton was an American business executive who was the founder of Litton Industries.
Theodor August Heintzman Theodor August Heintzman (birth name Theodore August Heintzmann) (19 May 1817 – 25 July 1899) was a German-born Canadian piano manufacturer (Heintzman & Co.) and inventor, best known for f...
Theodore C. Search Theodore Corsson Search (1841 – 1920) was a renowned businessman who was the president of the National Association of Manufacturers, founder of Philadelphia University, managing director of the ...
Theodore H. Rowell Theodore H. Rowell, Sr. was a Minnesota pharmaceutical industrialist, an outdoorsman and conservationist, and politician.
Theodore Miller Edison Theodore Miller Edison (July 10, 1898 – November 24, 1992) was an American businessman, inventor, and environmentalist.
Thomas Allcock Thomas Allcock (1815–1891) was the inventor of a plaster for pain relief and the founder of the Allcock Manufacturing Company.
Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman.
Thomas Wilson (industrialist) Thomas Wilson was a southern American business magnate who was active from the early 1850s until his death in the early 20th century.
Tina Knowles Celestine Ann "Tina" Beyincé; born January 4, 1954) is known for her House of Deréon and Miss Tina by Tina Knowles fashion brands.
Tom Y. Chan Tom Young Chan (September 25, 1881 – September 3, 1944) was an American businessman and civic leader.
Truman H. Judd Truman H. Judd (October 27, 1817 – May 9, 1884) was an American businessman, contractor, manufacturer and railroad executive from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who served in the Wisconsin State Assembly ...
Uncas A. Whitaker Uncas Aeneas Whitaker (b. March 22, 1900 in Lincoln, Kansas; d. September 1975 in Maine) was raised in Missouri.
Vic Edelbrock Otis Victor Edelbrock, Sr. (August 16, 1913 - November 11, 1962) was an American automotive aftermarket performance parts engineer, racer and is considered one of the founders of the American ho...
Vic Edelbrock, Jr. Vic Edelbrock, Jr. (born Otis Victor Edelbrock, Junior; August 23, 1936) is the son and only child of famed mechanic and Edelbrock founder, Vic Edelbrock.
Victor Nacif Victor Nacif is the Vice President of Design Business Aspects for Nissan Design Europe.
Vincent A. Taylor Vincent Albert Taylor was a soldier, businessman, and single-term U.S. Representative from Ohio.
Vincent Lamberti Vincent Lamberti was an American chemist and inventor, who held 118 granted patents, and is best known as the inventor of Dove soap.
Vivien Kellems Vivien Kellems (June 7, 1896 – January 25, 1975) was an American industrialist, inventor, public speaker, and political candidate who became known for her battle with the Federal government of t...
W. C. Bradley William Clark Bradley (June 28, 1863 – July 26, 1947) was an American entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist.
W. H. Lawrence (industrialist) Washington Herbert Lawrence (January 17, 1840 – November 23, 1900) was a pioneer in the manufacture of electrical and carbon products who organized and served as the first president of the Natio...
W. S. Bodey W. S. Bodey was a prospector from Poughkeepsie, New York who discovered gold in Eastern California.
Walter Behlen Walter Dietrich Behlen (October 16, 1905 – July 26, 1994) was born on a small farm near Columbus, Nebraska.
Walter Beverly Pearson Walter Beverly Pearson (December 2, 1861 - May 19, 1917) was an American inventor, industrialist and president of the Standard Screw Company.
Walter Bowes Walter Bowes (1882–1957) was an English-born industrialist and sportsman who came to fame in the United States as the co-founder of Pitney Bowes.
Walter Briggs, Sr. Walter Owen Briggs, Sr. (February 27, 1877 – January 17, 1952) was an American entrepreneur and professional sports owner.
Walter J. Husak Walter J. Husak is the owner of an aerospace-part manufacturing company in Burbank, California. On February 15, 2008, an auction house sold his collection of 301 rare pennies in Long Beach, California. Two of the pennies went for $632,500 a piece.
Walter Lorenzo Marr Walter Lorenzo Marr (August 14, 1865 - December 11, 1941) was the creator of the Marr Auto-Car Company from 1903-1904.
Wayne Waddell Wayne Leo Waddell (born 1948) is a Shreveport businessman and a Republican former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 5 in Caddo Parish.
Whitaker iron family Members of the Whitaker family and related families were important in the iron and steel business in America during much of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Whiz Kids (Ford) The Whiz Kids were ten United States Army Air Forces veterans of World War II who became Ford Motor Company executives in 1946.
William Cooper Procter William Cooper Procter (1862 – May 2, 1934) was the grandson of William Procter, the co-founder of Procter & Gamble Company.
William F. Powers William F. Powers is a former Vice President of Research for the Ford Motor Company.
William Gregg (industrialist) William Gregg (1800 – September 13, 1867) was an ardent advocate of industrialization in antebellum Southern United States.
William Kasik William R. Kasik (June 13, 1920 – March 1986) was a Wisconsin businessman and insurance agent who served one term as a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from the 19th Milwa...
William L. Grout William L. Grout (1833-1908) was an U. S. industrialist and pioneer manufacturer of sewing machines and automobiles.
William Leslie Comyn William Leslie Comyn was a Californian businessman, shipbuilder and builder of one of the first large Concrete ships.
William Manealoff William Manealoff (23 September 1893 – August 1986) was an American businessman.
William McLaren Bristol William McLaren Bristol (1860–1935) was one of the two co-founders (along with John Ripley Myers) of Bristol-Myers Squibb.
William N. Barron William Nelson Barron was a lawyer from who settled in Poplar Bluff, Missouri in about 1894.
William Neal Reynolds William Neal Reynolds (March 22, 1863 – September 10, 1951) was a U.S. sportsman and businessman with R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, which was founded by his brother R. J. Reynolds.
William P. Halliday William Parker Halliday was an American steamboat captain, banker, printer, hotel owner, vast land owner and businessman. Halliday began his professional career working on steamboats on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers and eventually became a captain of a steamboat based out of Louisville, Kentucky.
William Procter (candlemaker) William Procter (December 7, 1801 – April 4, 1884) was an English candlemaker and industrialist, who later emigrated to the USA. He was the co-founder and co-eponym of Procter & Gamble Company in 1837, along with James Gamble.
William Pryor Letchworth William Pryor Letchworth (May 26, 1823 – December 1, 1910) was an American businessman notable for his charitable work.
William Russell Grace William Russell Grace (May 10, 1832 – March 21, 1904) was the first Roman Catholic mayor of New York City and the founder of W. R. Grace and Company.
William Seward Burroughs I William Seward Burroughs I (January 28, 1857 – September 14, 1898) was an American inventor born in Rochester, New York.
William Steinway William Steinway, also Wilhelm Steinway, born Wilhelm Steinweg (March 5, 1835 – November 30, 1896), son of Steinway & Sons founder Henry E. Steinway, was a businessman and civic leader...
William Wirt Winchester William Wirt Winchester was the treasurer of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, a position he held until his death in 1881.
Woodrow Wilson Skirvin Woodrow Wilson Skirvin (September 19, 1916 – February 7, 1961) was an American inventor, industrialist, aviator and a prominent Indiana businessmen in the mid-20th century.
Xavier Roberts Xavier Roberts (born October 31, 1955, Cleveland, Georgia), the manufacturer of Cabbage Patch Kids, is an American artist and businessman.
Yogacharya Oliver Black John Oliver Black (1893–1989) was an inventor who established a manufacturing firm that provided parts to car manufacturers.
Zalmon Wildman Zalmon Wildman (February 16, 1775 - December 10, 1835) was a United States Representative from Connecticut.