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George Draper Dayton Biography

  • Full name: George Draper Dayton, as known as George Dayton
  • Born March 6, 1857 – in Clifton Springs, New York
  • Died February 18, 1938 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Dayton was an American businessman and philanthropist, who was most famous for being the founder of Dayton's department store which late become the company behind Target Corporation.
  • After his death, the company became Target Corporation under the leadership of George Dayton's grandson Douglas Dayton.
  • George Dayton started in banking by buying farm mortgages.
  • Later he founded the Minnesota Loan and Investment Company, which advanced his social status and prosperity.
  • In 1902 he purchased land on Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis and founded Dayton's Dry Goods store, later to become Dayton's department store.
  • He died in 1938 of cancer.

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“Success is making ourselves useful in the world, valuable to society, helping in lifting in the level of humanity, so conducting ourselves that when we go the world will be somewhat better of our having lived the brief span of our lives.”

— George Draper Dayton, Founder of Target Corp

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“Success is making ourselves useful in the world, valuable to society, helping in lifting in the level of humanity, so conducting ourselves that when we go the world will be somewhat better of our having lived the brief span of our lives.”

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