Julius Rosenwald (August 12, 1862 – January 6, 1932) was an American businessman and philanthropist.He is best known as a part-owner and leader of Sears, Roebuck and Company, and for establishing the Rosenwald Fund, which donated millions in matching funds to promote vocational or technical education.
Stephanie Deutsch is the author of You Need a Schoolhouse, Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South, published in 2011 by Northwestern University Press. She was a speaker at the two national Rosenwald school conferences sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has visited more ...
Rosenwald's grandfather, Julius Rosenwald, was an early investor in Sears, Roebuck & Company, and served as president of the company from 1908-24. Thereafter until his death in January 1932 he served as chairman. 
Julius Rosenwald (1862–1932) was born to a Jewish-German immigrant family. He became a clothier by trade after learning the business from relatives in New York City.His first business went bankrupt, but another he began in Chicago, Illinois, became a leading supplier to the growing business of Richard Warren Sears, Sears, Roebuck, and Company, a mail-order business that served many rural ...
Sears, Roebuck and Co. (/ s ɪər z / SEERZ), commonly known as Sears, is an American chain of department stores founded in 1892 by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck and reincorporated in 1906 by Richard Sears and Julius Rosenwald, with what began as a mail ordering catalog company migrating to opening retail locations in 1925, the first in Chicago.
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For the first few years, the museum was often called the Rosenwald Industrial Museum. In 1928, the name of the museum was officially changed to the Museum of Science and Industry. Rosenwald's vision was to create a museum in the style of the Deutsches Museum in Munich, which he had visited in 1911 while in Germany with his family.
1895 übernahmen Julius Rosenwald und Aaron Nussbaum für 75.000 US-Dollar Roebucks Anteile am Unternehmen; Rosenwald wurde Vizepräsident des Unternehmens, 1895 setzte es 750.000 US-Dollar um. 1906 ging es an die Börse. Rosenwald übernahm 1908 die Geschäftsleitung. 1909 ging Sears in den Ruhestand und Rosenwald übernahm die Leitung.
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