James Cash Penney

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Birthday
16, 1875
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Feb 12, 1971 (95)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
16, 1875
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Feb 12, 1971 (95)

About

Well-named entrepreneur who started the J.C. Penny Company in 1913.

Before Fame

He planned on going to college to become a lawyer.

Trivia

He nearly lost everything he owned after the 1929 stock crash. He became ill and had to be hospitalized in the Battle Creek Sanitarium. He heard the hymn God Will Take Care of You, after which he became a born-again Christian.

Family Life

He was with his third wife Caroline Marie Autenrieth for over 40 years. Over the course of his three marriages, he had three sons and two daughters.

Associated With

He founded 40Plus with Arthur Godfrey.