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date: 22 August 2019

Goldfine, Bernardlocked

(1889–22 September 1967)
  • Herbert S. Parmet

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Goldfine, Bernard (1889–22 September 1967), entrepreneur, , came to the United States from his native Russian town of Avanta at the age of eight with his parents, Samuel Goldfine and Ida (maiden name unknown). He began working in his father’s junk business as a high school dropout. With $1,200 of his savings, he and a friend began the Strathmore Woolen Company in Boston, which bought and sold textile remnants. His company prospered during World War I by supplying cloth for military uniforms. In 1917 he married Charlotte Goldblatt; they had four children. The Goldfine enterprises ultimately consisted of textile mills in four New England states, with the base in Lebanon, New Hampshire....

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