Anheuser-Busch chairman from 1946 until 1975 and grandson of founder Adolphus. He owned the St. Louis Cardinals from 1953 until his death.
He worked for the family business as the general superintendent of brewing operations and was the first to use the Clydesdale team as a company logo.
He presided over some of the Cardinals' most successful years, winning six National League championships and three World Series.
He married Alice Edna Zisemann, who later donated $70,000 to purchase a memorial for her husband. He and Alice had a son named August Busch III.
His father commemorated the end of Prohibition, courtesy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, by investing in the first Budweiser Clydesdales.