Dayton, George Draper, 1857-1938

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George Draper Dayton II (9/21/1907-10/13/1988) was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to David Draper Dayton and Louise Winchell Dayton Denman. He was a grandson of George Draper Dayton, the founder of Dayton’s.

He was educated at Whittier School (1913-1918), Blake School (class of 1924), Princeton University (class of 1928). He married Marion Harriet McDonald on June 26, 1928, in Minneapolis. Their children include George Draper Dayton III (6/13/1929-), Harriet McDonald Dayton Jaffray Dickey (2/26/1932-), and Margaret Dayton Ankeny (1/1/1934-).

George Dayton began his business career with the Dayton Company in 1923. He held the positions of secretary (1936), treasurer (1941), executive vice president (1947), and vice president (Dayton Corporation, 1967). He retired from the Dayton-Hudson Corporation on July 21, 1971.

From the guide to the George D. Dayton II and Family Papers., 1873-1988., (Minnesota Historical Society)

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creatorOf George D. Dayton II and Family Papers., 1873-1988. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Shore, Robert, 1828-1908. Robert Shore papers, 1872-1908, 1981. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Centennial Senate of New Jersey portraits, 1876 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Dayton, George Draper, 1907-. George D. Dayton II and family papers, 1873-1988. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Dayton, Bruce B. George D. Dayton research files, 1992-1997. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn George D. Dayton research files., 1992-1997. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Jaffray, C. T. (Clive T.), 1865-1956. Clive T. Jaffray reminiscences, 1956. Minnesota Historical Society Library
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associatedWith Dayton, David D., 1881? -1923 person
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associatedWith Dayton, George Draper, 1907- person
associatedWith Jaffray, C. T. (Clive T.), 1865-1956. person
associatedWith McDonald, Julia Davis. person
associatedWith Shore, Robert, 1828-1908. person
associatedWith Winchell, N. H. (Newton Horace), 1839-1914 person
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Birth 1857-03-06

Death 1938-02-18

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