George W. Merck
Merck & Company
1925–1955
Merck & Company
1925–1955
Merck played a pivotal role in the development of Merck & Company as a pharmaceutical research powerhouse. He created the firm’s first research division in 1933 and orchestrated the 1953 merger with Sharp and Dohme. During his tenure, Merck’s asset base grew from $4 million to $92 million.

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