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Ewing M. Kauffman

Marion Laboratories

1950 - 1989


Military ServiceNavy
1950 b. 1916
UndergraduateKansas City Junior College
Born-Died1916 - 1993
BirthplaceMissouri (MO)
FatherDeceased / Absent
Era - 1950

Using his middle name as his company’s name, Kauffman built a fledging pharmaceutical business initially housed in his basement into a $1 billion operation by the time he sold Marion Labs to Merrell Dow. Kauffman built his business by licensing products produced by international pharmaceutical providers and through his adept salesmanship. Over time, he invested in his own research and development, and Marion Labs became a formidable competitor in the US and abroad.