Leonard Wurzel

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Born in Philadelphia on February 4, 1918, Leonard graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in 1939 and earned an MBA from Harvard University in 1941. Drafted into the U.S. Army infantry in September, 1941, he rose from private to captain before his discharge in 1946 as an assistant adjutant general. His service earned him a […]

Henry Heide

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Described at his passing in 1931 as possibly the dean of American candy manufacturers, Henry Heide was born in Obermarsberg, Germany, on October 24, 1846 to Johann Joseph and Margarethe, who also raised Henry’s younger brother, Frederick, born in 1850. Henry immigrated to the U.S. through Liverpool, England, in 1866, and started a grocery business […]