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Dorothy Shaver

Lord and Taylor

1945 - 1959

Retail

1940 b. 1897
female
Personal
Born-Died1897 - 1959
BirthplaceArkansas (AR)
RaceWhite
FatherProfessional
Era - 1940

Joining the firm in 1924, Shaver instituted a number of highly successful changes before becoming the head of L&T. Among her best ideas were the founding of the Lord & Taylor Design Awards and the creation of a special department for teenagers. Under her leadership, the department store opened 5 new branches and its sales grew from $29 million to over a $100 million.