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George W. Merck

Merck & Company

1925 - 1955

Healthcare

1920 b. 1894
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateHarvard University
Personal
Born-Died1894 - 1957
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
RaceWhite
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1920

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