March 18, 1927
|Died||December 14, 2015 (aged 88)|
|Title||Founder, CEO of The Lillian Vernon Corporation|
Lillian Vernon (born Lilli Menasche; March 18, 1927 – December 14, 2015) was an American businesswoman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She founded the Lillian Vernon Corporation in 1951 and served as its chairman and CEO until July 1989, though she continued to serve as executive chairman until 2003.
Personal life[change | change source]
Vernon was born in Leipzig, Germany. Because they were of Jewish descent the Vernon family fled to the United States in 1937.
Vernon died from congestive heart failure in Manhattan, New York City at the age of 88.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ New York Times
- ↑ "Lillian Vernon, creator of a bustling catalog business dies at 88", nytimes.com; accessed December 15, 2015.
- 1927 births
- 2015 deaths
- American chief executives
- American Jews
- American philanthropists
- Businesspeople from New York City
- Deaths from congestive heart failure
- German Jews
- Jewish businesspeople
- Jewish philanthropists
- Naturalized citizens of the United States
- People from Leipzig
- Refugees from Nazism
- Writers from New York City