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Iacocca, Lee Anthony (15 Oct. 1924–2 July 2019), business leader and bestselling author  

Alan Deutschman

Iacocca, Lee Anthony (15 Oct. 1924–2 July 2019), business leader and bestselling author, was born Lido Anthony Iacocca in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the elder of two children of Italian-Catholic immigrants: Nicola Iacocca from San Marco, Italy, near Naples, who sailed to New York in ...

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Pinchback, P. B. S. (1837-1921), politician, editor, and entrepreneur  

Eric R. Jackson

Pinchback, P. B. S. (10 May 1837–21 December 1921), politician, editor, and entrepreneur, was born Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback in Macon, Georgia, the son of William Pinchback, a Mississippi plantation owner, and Eliza Stewart, a former slave of mixed ancestry. Because William Pinchback had taken Eliza to Philadelphia to obtain her emancipation, Pinckney was free upon birth....

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Roosevelt, Elliott (1910-1990), advertising executive, public figure, and author  

Robert L. Gale

Roosevelt, Elliott (23 September 1910–27 October 1990), advertising executive, public figure, and author, was born in New York City, the son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the thirty-second president of the United States, and Eleanor Roosevelt. He attended Groton Academy in Massachusetts (1923–1929) and Hun School in New Jersey (1929–1930). He declined to follow the family tradition and did not go to Harvard but entered the business world instead. He was an advertising account executive in one firm (1930), vice president of another (1931), and then an account executive in yet another (1932). He became aviation editor for the ...