J. Bruce Ismay

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Ismay in c. 1910

Joseph Bruce Ismay (December 12, 1862 – October 17, 1937) was an English businessman who served as chairman and managing director of the White Star Line. He was known as the man who created the RMS Titanic. He was one of the survivors, but because he survived many people thought he was afraid of dying and would later destroy his reputation.

Ismay was born on December 12, 1862 in Crosby, Lancashire, England. He was married to Julia Florence Schieffelin from 1888 until his death in 1937. They had five children. Ismay died on October 17, 1937 in Mayfar, London, England from a stroke, aged 74[1].

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  1. "J. Bruce Ismay, 74, Titanic Survivor. Ex-Head of White Star Line Who Retired After Sea Tragedy Dies in London". New York Times. 19 October 1937. "Joseph Bruce Ismay, former chairman of the White Star Line and a survivor of the Titanic disaster in 1912, died here last night. He was 74 years old."

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