Friday, February 10, 2012

Saturday, February 10, 1934

Slept till 10:30. Got a couple magazines. Went outside and played hop scotch with Betty.

August Anheuser Busch, Sr. (December 29, 1865 - February 10, 1934)

An American brewing magnate, Busch served as the President and CEO of Anheuser-Busch
from 1913-1934. Under his leadership, the company survived World War I, Prohibition
 and the Great Depression by innovating and diversifying. The company delved into the
production of corn products, baker's yeast, ice cream, soft drinks and commerical refrigeration units.
After prohibition ended in 1933, many of these operations were discontinued.

In his later life Busch suffered from heart disease, dropsy and gout. He ended his own life
with a gunshot to the abdomen on February 10, 1934 at the Busch Mansion at Grant's Farm.
 He was buried in Sunset and Memorial Park in St. Louis, Missouri.

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