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John Wanamaker's Profile

Brief about John Wanamaker: By info that we know John Wanamaker was born at 1970-01-01. And also John Wanamaker is American Businessman.

John Wanamaker Biography

John Wanamaker, an American businessman was born in South Philadelphia, on July 11, 1838.  He was the son of  John Nelson Wanamaker and  Elizabeth Deshong Kochersperger.

In 1861 he opened his first store, that he called Oak Hall. In 1869, he opened his second store. Its name was capitalized on his name at first. After the reputation of his store had grown John changed the name of the store to  John Wanamaker & Co. In 1875 he bought a railroad depot, from what he made a large store, that was named John Wanamaker & Co. The Grand Depot. Wanamaker’s store was the first department store in Philadelphia.

In 1860 John Wanamaker married to Mary Erringer Brown, whom he had six children:Thomas Brown, Lewis Rodman, Horace, Harriett E. Mary Brown and Elizabeth.  

John Wanamaker died on December 12, 1922.

Some John Wanamaker's quotes. Goto "John Wanamaker's quotation" section for more.

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.

Tags: Cannot, Illness, Time

Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with.

Tags: Coin, Courtesy, Stingy

Any seeming deception in a statement is costly, not only in the expense of the advertising but in the detrimental effect produced upon the customer, who believes she has been misled.

Tags: Deception, Effect, She

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don't know which half.

Tags: Half, Money, Trouble

I know half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, but I can never find out which half.

Tags: Half, Money, Spend

It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties.

Tags: Business, Dinner, Talk

Keep up the old standards, and day by day raise them higher.

Tags: Higher, Keep, Old

Nothing comes merely by thinking about it.

Tags: Merely, Thinking

Courtesies cannot be borrowed like snow shovels; you must have some of your own.

Tags: Borrowed, Cannot, Snow

It's easy to work for somebody else; all you have to do is show up.

Tags: Easy, Else, Work

When a customer enters my store, forget me. He is king.

Tags: Customer, Forget, King