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 John Nelson Wanamaker, II

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John Nelson Wanamaker, II

  • Birth 11 Jul 1838 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 12 Dec 1922 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Interred in Wanamaker Family Private Chapel
  • Memorial ID 1069

Businessman. Son of Nelson Wanamaker and of Elizabeth Deshong Kochersperger. He is the founder of Wanamaker's Department Stores of Philadelphia, New York and Paris. In 1889, President Benjamin Harrison appointed John Wanamaker as Postmaster General of the United States, an office he held until 1893. He is considered a pioneer merchant tycoon of the 19th and early 20th century pioneering novel concepts of advertising, modern-style department stores, customer satisfaction guarantees and employee benefit plans.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1069
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Nelson Wanamaker, II (11 Jul 1838–12 Dec 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1069, citing Saint James the Less Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .