Marshall Field III

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Birthday
28, 1893
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Nov 8, 1956 (63)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
28, 1893
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Nov 8, 1956 (63)

About

Heir to the family department store fortune. He founded the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper and the Parade magazine supplement.

Before Fame

He went to work as a bond trader in Chicago after World War I, eventually founding his own investment firm.

Trivia

He was a noted philanthropist with substantial gifts to the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he was a trustee.

Family Life

His first wife, Audrey James Coats, was the goddaughter of King Edward VII.

Associated With

He bought the Simon & Schuster publishing company in 1944, but his heirs returned it to its founders, Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster.