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Cyrus Hall McCormick, Jr
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Birth: May 16, 1859
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1936
Cook County
Illinois, USA

President of International Harvester. He was born in the nation's capital while his father was awaiting patent approval for an invention. After his early education in Chicago was concluded he attended Princeton University where he was a classmate of future President Woodrow Wilson. He graduated from Princeton in 1879 and immediately began work in the family business. McCormick Sr. died in 1884, and Cyrus Jr., as the oldest son, became company president. Throughout the 1880's and 1890's the company was noted as the leading agricultural equipment manufacturer. The company, due to McCormick, Jr..'s business expertise expanded it's sales into Europe and as far away as Russia and New Zealand. By the mid 1890's Mccormick Harvesting was the leading agricultural company in America in production and sales. In 1902 Deering Harvester Company and McCormick Harvesting company merged and became known as International Harvester. McCormick would lead the company along with his brother Harold McCormick for the next forty years. While his father and grandfather had built the company into a large corporation he built the company into a huge firm with worldwide sales. In 1886 McCormick decided to cut employee pay despite record company profits. Because of this the workers' went on strike, resulting in McCormick hiring replacement workers to take their place. The strikers attacked the replacement workers which caused McCormick to hire guards to protect the replacement workers. After numerous additional demonstrations he agreed to restore the strikers pay, but McCormick later recanted and decided to bring in machinery that would replace some of the workers. When the remaining worker then demanded higher wages he allegedly bribed the mayor and the police and closed the plant. He hired strike breakers to work the hours the strikers would have been working. This caused many more protests and demonstrations which ultimately led to the tragedy known as the "Haymarket Square Massacre" which killed at least eight policemen and an unknown number of civilians. 
Family links: 
  Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809 - 1884)
  Nancy Fowler McCormick (1835 - 1923)
  Harriet Hammond McCormick (1862 - 1921)*
  Alice M Holt McCormick Brown (1881 - 1950)*
  Cyrus Hall McCormick (1890 - 1970)*
  Elizabeth McCormick (1892 - 1905)*
  Cyrus Hall McCormick (1859 - 1936)
  Mary Virginia McCormick (1861 - 1941)*
  Robert Hall McCormick (1863 - 1865)*
  Anita McCormick Blaine (1866 - 1954)*
  Alice McCormick (1870 - 1871)*
  Harold Fowler McCormick (1872 - 1941)*
  Stanley Robert McCormick (1874 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Graceland Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Ridgeland Section, lot 14
GPS (lat/lon): 41.9604, -87.66089
Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Oct 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77442362
Cyrus Hall McCormick, Jr
Added by: Saratoga
Cyrus Hall McCormick, Jr
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Cyrus Hall McCormick, Jr
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