Aaron Montgomery Ward

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Birthday
17, 1843
Birthplace
Chatham, NJ
Death Date
Dec 7, 1913 (70)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
17, 1843
Birthplace
Chatham, NJ
Death Date
Dec 7, 1913 (70)

About

Invented the mail-order business. He founded Montgomery Ward & Company in August 1872.

Before Fame

He went to work as a traveling salesman of dry goods. Noticing that many rural Midwesterns were being overcharged by local stores with little competition, he decided to serve them via a mail-order business.

Trivia

His first inventory was destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire.

Family Life

He was born into a large working-class family.

Associated With

He was the Sam Walton of his time.