Samuel Insull

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Birthday
11, 1859
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 16, 1938 (78)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
11, 1859
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 16, 1938 (78)

About

Utilities magnate who built up one of the largest holding companies in the United States. He lost it all during the Great Depression.

Before Fame

He was hired as Thomas Edison's secretary through personal connections and from there became president of the Chicago Edison Company.

Trivia

He continued his acquisitions from Chicago through the entire Midwest, but was found guilty of fraud after the onset of the Great Depression and the collapse of his top companies.

Family Life

His family was residing in London, England, when he was born.

Associated With

His electricity empire at its height rivaled the shipping monopoly established by Cornelius Vanderbilt.