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Andrew MacLeish
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Birth: Jun. 28, 1838
Glasgow, Scotland
Death: Jan. 14, 1928
Cook County
Illinois, USA

He was born in Glasgow, Scotland to Archibald MacLeish and Agnes Lindsay. He received his education at the Glasgow Normal Academy, Hardy's English Academy and Flint's Commercial Academy. He worked in Glasgow and London in 1855 and 1856. That same year he immigrated to the United States, settling in Chicago. He spent six years as an employee of J. D. Sherman and J. G. Shay and was a member of J. B. Shay & Co. from 1864 to 1866. In 1867 he joined Carson, Pirie Scott & Co. and established the firm's retail department store. Along with John D. Rockefeller, MacLeish was a co-founder of the University of Chicago. He remained head of the store until his death in 1928.

His third wife, Martha Hillard, was President of Rockford College and his son, Archibald became Librarian of Congress
Family links: 
  Martha Hillard MacLeish (1856 - 1947)
  Marie Louisa Little MacLeish (1856 - 1883)*
  Archibald MacLeish (1892 - 1982)*
  Kenneth MacLeish (1894 - 1918)*
  Ishbel Marjoribanks MacLeish Campbell (1897 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
Graceland Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 738, Grave 8
Created by: Member#47194125
Record added: Aug 22, 2010
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