American Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Business Visionaries by Charles W., Jr. Carey, Ian C. Friedman

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The First Century of Plastics. London: Chameleon Press, 1970. ” Chemical Achievers: The Human Face of Chemical Science. Available online. html. Downloaded on June 30, 2009. Bañuelos, Romana Acosta (1925–â•… )╇ entrepreneur in Mexican food One of the more interesting Hispanic entrepreneurs in American history is Romana Bañuelos. An American citizen by birth, she rose from being a teenage mother of two who lived on an isolated ranch in Mexico to become the treasurer of the United States. Along the way, she founded one of the most successful ethnic food companies in the United States and served as president of the first bank owned and operated by Mexican Americans.

W. Masters of Enterprise: Giants of American Business from John Jacob Astor and J. P. Morgan to Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey. New York: Free Press, 1999. Porter, Kenneth W. John Jacob Astor: Business Man. : Harvard University Press, 1931. Wilson, Derek A. The Astors, 1763–1992: Landscape with Millionaires. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996. B Baekeland, Leo Hendrik was offered and accepted a research position with E. & H. T. Anthony and Company, a manufacturer of photographic supplies in New York City.

By the time he retired in 1960, their revenues were $463 million and before the end of the 20th century they would rise to over $11 billion. Bechtel remained the chief executive officer of Bechtel until 1960, when he relinquished that title and those duties to his son Stephen Bechtel, Jr. He then served briefly as chairman of Bechtel before assuming the largely ceremonial role of senior director. Bechtel lived for almost three decades in retirement, dying on March 14, 1989, in San Francisco. Further Reading Church, George J.

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