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PoliticalFamilyTree.com -- SAMPLE --U.S. Economic Leaders, Part I

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Carter I, Robert “King” of VA, 1663-1732 (Planter/slave-owner with 300,000 acres)

Franklin, Benjamin of PA, 1706-1790 (Printer/Publisher/Postmaster/Inventor/Diplomat)

Hamilton, Alexander John of NY, 1755-1804, (1st US Secretary of Treasury)

Astor, John Jacob of NY, 1763-1848 (Merchant for China Trade/Fur Trader/NYC Real Estate)

Whitney II, Eli of NY, 1765-1825 (inventor of cotton gin/rifle manufacturer)

Slater, Samuel of MA/RI, 1768-1835 (Inventor/Father of Industrial Revolution in America)

Du Pont, Eleuthere Irenee of DE, 1771-1834 (founder E.I. Du Pont de Nemours Co.)

Lowell, Francis Cabot of MA, 1775-1817 (Cotton Manufacturer)

Biddle, Nicholas of PA, 1786-1844 (Banker; Director of 2d Bank of US)

Vanderbilt, Cornelius of NY, 1794-1877 (Shipping/New York Central RR)

McCormick II, Cyrus Hall of IL, 1809-84 (inventor of mechanical reaper; founder, McCormick Harvester Co., became International Harvester)

Otis, Elisha Graves of MA, 1811-61 (inventor of elevator brake; founder, Otis Elevator Co.)

Field, Cyrus West of NY, 1819-92 (president, Atlantic Telegraph; first trans-Atlantic telegraph)

Huntington, Colis Potter of CT, 1821-1900 (promoter of Central Pacific RR; founder of Newport News, Virginia)

Wharton, Joseph of PA, 1826-1909 (Merchant/Manufacturer; Founder Wharton School of Business)

Guggenheim, Meyer of PA, 1828-1905 & sons of NY/CO (smelting & refining; Guggenheim Museum)

Field, Marshall of MA/IL/NY, 1835-1906 (founder, Marshall Field department store chain)

Carnegie, Andrew of PA, 1835-1919 (founder, Carnegie Steel)

Morgan I, John Pierpont of NY, 1837-1913 (Financier; promoter of monopolies, including US Steel)

Rockefeller I, John Davison of NY/OH, 1839-1947 (founder of Standard Oil Co.)

Ward, Aaron Montgomery of IL, 1843-1913 (Montgomery Ward & Co.; mail order catalogue)

Heinz, Henry John of PA, 1844-1919 (tomato ketchup maker; founder F&J Heinz Co.)

Bell III, Alexander Graham of MA, 1847-1922 (inventor of the Telephone, co-founder, Bell Telephone Co.)

Edison, Thomas Alva of NJ/OH, 1847-1931 (Inventor/founder, Edison Electric Co., later part of GE)

Candler, Asa Griggs of GA, 1851-1929 (founder/president, Coca-Cola Co.)

Kellogg, John Harvey of MI, 1852-1943 (inventor Corn Flakes) & brother Will Keith Kellogg of MI, 1860-1951 (founder Kellogg Co.)

Gillett, King Camp of IL, 1855-1932 (founder Gillett Safety Razor Co.)

Ford, Henry of MI, 1863-1947 (founder/president, Ford Motor Co.)

Cox I, James Middleton, 1870-1957 (founder of newspaper/radio chair; what became Cox Communications)

Merrill II, Charles Edward of NY, 1885-1956 (financier/founded Merrill Lynch)

Hilton, Conrad Nicholas of NM, 1887-1979 (founder/president, Hilton Hotels Co.)

Luce II, Henry Robinson of CT, 1898-1967 (publisher of Time, Fortune, Life, & Sports Illustrated magazines)

Walton, Samuel Moore “Sam” of AR, 1918-92 (founder, WalMart Corp.)

Johnson II, Edward Crosby of MA, 1930- (founder/CEO, Fidelity Investments/FMR Corp.)

Gates IV, William Henry “Bill” of WA, 1955- (co-founder/CEO, Microsoft Corporation)