John Jakob Raskob, KCSG (March 19, 1879 – October 15, 1950) was a financial executive and businessman for DuPont and General Motors, and the builder of the Empire State Building. He was chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1928 to 1932 and a key supporter of Alfred E. Smith's candidacy for President of the United States.
Sep 14, 2017 · John J. Raskob His letter and references reached Pierre du Pont, company president, who later hired him in 1901. Thus, began one of the most successful partnerships and friendships during those times—a relationship that lasted more than 50 years.
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John J. Raskob died on October 15, 1950. From the description of Papers, 1900-1956. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122503458. During the 1920s John J. Raskob and Pierre S. du Pont were leaders of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment. Raskob played a prominent role within the Democratic Party rallying support for repeal.
After misspellings, the most common Internet fallacy is John J. Raskob's relationship with General Motors. Frequently, he is identified as the "creator" or "founder" of General Motors. While Mr. Raskob was the Treasurer and a vice president of GM in the 1920’s and played an important role in the growth of GM during this time frame, he did not create it.
John Jakob Raskob, (born March 19, 1879, Lockport, New York, U.S.—died October 15, 1950, Centreville, Maryland), American financier who played a major role in the early 20th-century expansion of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. and of General Motors Corporation.
This is a personal web site dedicated to people and organizations named Raskob. Most of what you will discover here is related directly or indirectly with John J. Raskob, arguably the most public figure with the Raskob surname.
May 08, 2021 · John J. Raskob as a young man. (From the Hagley Digital Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Del.) He married a German woman, Margaret, who he had met on the voyage over to America, in...
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