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date: 20 October 2019

Merck, George Wilhelmlocked

(29 March 1894–09 November 1957)
  • Elizabeth Zoe Vicary


Merck, George Wilhelm (29 March 1894–09 November 1957), pharmaceutical manufacturer, was born in New York City, the son of George Merck, a and Friedrike Schenck. His early education took place at the Newark and Morristown academies, both in New Jersey. He then attended Harvard University, graduating with an A.B. in 1915. After graduation, he went to work at his father’s pharmaceutical firm, Merck & Co. By working in a wide variety of capacities, Merck learned the business thoroughly. In 1917 he married Josephine Carey Wall; they had two children....

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