Samuel Henry Kress

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Birthday
23, 1863
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 22, 1955 (92)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
23, 1863
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 22, 1955 (92)

About

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.

Before Fame

He worked in the stone quarries and later as a schoolteacher.

Trivia

He amassed one of the most significant collections of Italian Renaissance and European artwork assembled in the 20th century.

Family Life

He never married and had no children.

Associated With

He was an entrepreneur who hailed from Pennsylvania, much like Henry John Heinz.