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 Howard Fieldstead Ahmanson, Sr

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Howard Fieldstead Ahmanson, Sr

  • Birth 1 Jul 1906 Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 17 Jun 1968 Belgium
  • Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Corridor or Reverence, Great Mausoleum, Dinstinguished Memorial
  • Memorial ID 8136

Financier, Philanthropist. In 1925, after the sudden death of his father, he moved, with his mother, from his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, to Los Angeles, California. Following his father's footsteps he became a successful insurance salesman, becoming the largest fire underwriter in the state. During World War II he moved to Washington D.C. to work in the Pentagon as a chief expediter for the United States Navy. In 1945, he returned to Los Angeles and took advantage of the booming housing market by putting together the largest savings and loan business in the United States. In 1952 he established the Ahmanson Foundation which gave millions of dollars to medical, cultural and educational causes in Los Angeles.

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  • Added: 16 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8136
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Howard Fieldstead Ahmanson, Sr (1 Jul 1906–17 Jun 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8136, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .