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Selfridge, Harry Gordon (1858-1947), department store owner

Gareth Shaw

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/36010
Selfridge, Harry Gordon (1858-1947), department store owner

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Selfridge, Harry Gordon (1858-1947), department store owner, was born on 11 January 1858 at Ripon, Wisconsin, USA, the only son of Robert Oliver Selfridge (d. 1873) and his wife, Lois Frances Baxter (d. 1924). Robert Selfridge owned a small retail business in Ripon and from 1861 he served with the ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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