Irving T. Bush

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Birthday
12, 1869
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Oct 21, 1948 (79)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1869
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Oct 21, 1948 (79)

About

Businessman who helped construct the Bush Terminal in New York and commissioned landmark buildings in Times Square and London.

Before Fame

He joined his father's business first at 19 years of age and also sailed on his father's yacht, the Coronet, on trips around the world.

Trivia

He entered the banana trade to persuade shippers to use his barges to transport railroad cars across rivers.

Family Life

He was born in Lenawee County, Michigan, his father a former oilman who sold his business to Standard Oil and retired wealthy.

Associated With

His Continental Commerce Co. had the exclusive overseas rights to Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope, the first large-scale film projector.