Businessman and philanthropist who founded the popular S. H. Kress & Co. five- and ten-cent store chain that was in business from 1896 to 1981.
He worked in the stone quarries and later as a schoolteacher.
He amassed one of the most significant collections of Italian Renaissance and European artwork assembled in the 20th century.
He never married and had no children.
He was an entrepreneur who hailed from Pennsylvania, much like Henry John Heinz.