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Francis C. Rooney, Jr.

Melville Corporation

1964 - 1987

Retail

Military ServiceNavy
1960 b. 1921
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateUniversity of Pennsylvania
Personal
Born-Died1921
BirthplaceMassachusetts (MA)
RaceWhite
FatherExecutive, High-Level
Era - 1960

During his 23-year tenure as CEO, Rooney led Melville’s dramatic expansion as a focused retail industry conglomerate. His acquisition of CVS in 1969 became the primary profitability producer for the corporation. Under his leadership, Melville grew to be a $5 billion operation, capitalizing on the growth of the specialty retail sector.