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Page entitled : Thomas Brown Wanamaker

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John Wanamaker's estate and legacy to his family, Thomas Brown Wanamaker, eldest son and most effective manager.


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Thomas B. Wanamaker married Mary Lowber Welsh, from a distinguished family of Philadelphia sugar merchants and bankers. Two years later, as his father accepted the duty of public office, becoming U.S. Postmaster General, Thomas Wanamaker took an even greater role in the store’s management, as he was given power of attorney to effectively take control of the business, under the loose tutorship of Robert C. Ogden. ...

 

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