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Simon Marks
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Born in Leeds, West Yorkshire
Born on 9th of July 1888
Died on 8th of December 1964

Born 1888. Died 1964 - English businessman, established Marks & Spencer.

Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Inherited the 60 Marks and Spencer penny bazaars. With his schoolfriend and brother-in-law he expanded them into a major retail chain guaranteeing high quality at a reasonable price.

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http://www.marksandspencer.com/ Marks and Sparks site

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