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Henry S. Dennison

Dennison Manufacturing Company

1912 - 1952

Wood, Paper & Forestry

1910 b. 1877
UndergraduateHarvard University
Born-Died1877 - 1952
BirthplaceMassachusetts (MA)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1910

In 1916, Dennison Manufacturing established the first employer-initiated unemployment insurance system in the United States. Dennison also initiated a program to end absentee stockholder control over company policy, called the “Management Industrial Partner” program, in which absentee stockholders were issued preferred (non-voting) stock, and working managers controlled voting stock. From 1917 to 1951, Dennison Manufacturing’s sales increased from $3.5 million to over $37 million.