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Sewell L. Avery

Montgomery, Ward and Company

1936 - 1955

Retail

1930 b. 1873
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateMichigan Military
GraduateJD, University of Michigan
Personal
Born-Died1873 - 1960
BirthplaceMichigan (MI)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Large Business
Era - 1930

At Montgomery Ward, Avery hired top merchandising men from other fields and instituted numerous reforms. Montgomery Ward was very successful under Avery’s management, doing an annual mail order business of $700 million and boasting 575 retail stores.