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Farkas, Alexander S.locked

(1930–28 July 1999)
  • Susan Hamburger

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Farkas, Alexander S. (1930–28 July 1999), department store executive, was born Alexander Spencer Farkas in New York City, the son of George Farkas, department store owner, and Ruth Lewis Farkas, a sociologist and ambassador to Luxembourg.

Known as “Sandy” Farkas, he attended Choate and the Bronx High School of Science. He graduated in 1949 from the University of Chicago in three years with an A.B., then studied business at Cornell University. He loaded freight and worked in advertising, with a dream of becoming a college sociology professor. But in 1951 his father brought him into the family business....

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