Henry John Kaiser

Henry John Kaiser

Sprout Brook, Montgomery County, New York, USA
Death 24 Aug 1967 (aged 85)
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Plot Main Mausoleum, Second Floor
Memorial ID 563 · View Source
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Industrialist. A native of Canajoharie, N.Y. He left school at age 13 and became a photographer's apprentice and later bought the business at age 20. In 1907 he worked for a construction company in Spokane, Wash., in 1914 started his own construction company in Vancouver, Canada and began a career of government funded projects, including paving 300 miles of highway in Cuba. In 1931 he organized the combine that was used to build Hoover Dam, he constructed the piers for the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Bridge, the Parker, Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams, and produced the cement for the Shasta Damn. In 1939 He started building ships in Seattle and Tacoma. In World War II his ship yards in Fontana, Calif. produced some 1,460 Liberty Ships [known as Kaiser's Coffins] with great technical innovation and speed. He founded an aircraft company with Howard Hughes, Kaiser Aluminum, and Kaiser Community Homes Corp. The automobile company he formed with Joseph Frazer in 1945 produced some models but ceased productions in the US in 1954. In 1942 founded the largest American Health maintenance organization now known as Kaiser Permanente.

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry John Kaiser (9 May 1882–24 Aug 1967), Find a Grave Memorial no. 563, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .