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date: 15 November 2019

Bucksbaum, Martinlocked

(31 July 1920–07 July 1995)
  • Emil Pocock


Bucksbaum, Martin (31 July 1920–07 July 1995), shopping center developer, was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, the son of Louis Bucksbaum, a grocer, and Ida Bucksbaum. Martin grew up in Marshalltown and worked in his father's grocery store from an early age. He attended Marshalltown Junior College and was nineteen years old when he began managing the family's Cashway Super Market. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, then he resumed his work in the grocery store and became president of Cashway in 1950. By 1954 Martin Bucksbaum and his two younger brothers, Matthew and Maurice, were also operating supermarkets in two other central Iowa towns, and they dreamed of expanding their supermarket chain....

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