Richard Warren Sears

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Richard Warren Sears
Richard Sears.jpg
Born (1863-12-07)December 7, 1863
Stewartville, Minnesota
Died September 28, 1914(1914-09-28) (aged 50)
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Known for Founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company
Net worth USD $25 million at the time of his death (approximately 1/1457th of US GNP)[1]
Spouse(s) Anna Lydia Mechstroth (1868-1946) m. 1895
Children Sylvia Sears Gardner (b. 1896), Richard Warren Sears Jr. (1896-1945), Wesley Sears (1898-1944), Serena Sears Griess (1900-1942)

Richard Warren Sears (December 7, 1863 – September 28, 1914) was an American manager and businessman. He was the founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company with his partner Alvah Curtis Roebuck.

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  1. Klepper, Michael; Gunther, Michael (1996), The Wealthy 100: From Benjamin Franklin to Bill Gates—A Ranking of the Richest Americans, Past and Present, Secaucus, New Jersey: Carol Publishing Group, p. xiii, ISBN 978-0-8065-1800-8, OCLC 33818143

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