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John D. Rockefeller

(1839—1937) American industrialist and philanthropist

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Andrew Carnegie

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(1835–1919)

British-born US industrialist and philanthropist who used his personal fortune, derived largely from the steel industry, to finance a variety of charitable institutions.

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business

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1 All forms of industrial and commercial profit-seeking activity. The business cycle refers to fluctuations in the aggregate level of economic activity, and the Business...

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Cornelius Vanderbilt

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(1794–1877)

US businessman and philanthropist. Vanderbilt amassed a fortune from shipping and railroads, and from this made an endowment to found Vanderbilt University in...

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Daniel Guggenheim

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(1856–1930)

Daniel Guggenheim was born in Philadelphia on 9 July 1856, the son of Meyer and Barbara Guggenheim. He died at his home on Long Island, New York on 28 ...

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Elton Mayo

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(1880–1949)

Founder of human relations theory. He led the interpretation of the Hawthorne Studies and worked closely with Lloyd Warner at Chicago University. His work stressed the...

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Federal Reserve Act

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(1913).

The Federal Reserve Act had its origins in the Panic of 1907, when the collapse of several loosely managed trust companies sparked a general financial crisis. Depositors...

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Henry Morrison Flagler

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(1830–1913)

Henry Morrison Flagler was born in Hopewell, New York on 2 January 1830, the son of a Presbyterian minister. He died in Palm Beach, Florida on 20 May 1913. ...

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Ida Minerva Tarbell

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(1857–1944),

Pennsylvania author, editor, and lecturer, first became known as a leader of the muckraking movement for her articles in McClure's Magazine. From some of these was...

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Ivy Ledbetter Lee

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(1877–1934)

Ivy Ledbetter Lee was born in Cedartown, Georgia on 16 July 1877, the son of the Reverend James Lee, a Methodist minister, and his wife Emma. He died of ...

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J. Pierpont Morgan

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(b Hartford, Conn., 17 Apr. 1837; d Rome, 31 Mar. 1913).

American financier, industrialist, and art collector. The son of a financier and head of one of the most powerful banking...

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