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Douglas DAYTON

American Douglas DAYTON

born Douglas James DAYTON

American businessman and philanthropist who helped establish Target Corporation

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on December 02, 1924 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died: on July 04, 2013 in Wayzata, Minnesota, USA


Biography

Douglas James Dayton was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on December 2, 1924. He was youngest of five brothers. His father, George N. Dayton, became the president of the family business, Dayton Dry Goods Company, in 1938. The business, which evolved into Dayton's department store, was founded by Douglas' grandfather George D. Dayton.

Douglas Dayton graduated from the Blake School and then went to Amherst College. In 1943, he joined the Army. He served as a sergeant in an Army infantry division during World War II, earning a Purple Heart after being injured fighting in Europe.

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