Founder of the Wharton School of Business
Who was Joseph Wharton?
Joseph Wharton was an American industrialist who was involved in mining, manufacturing, railroads, and education. He was the founder of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He also was a co-founder of Bethlehem Steel and Swarthmore College.
Joseph Wharton has a number of U.S. Presidential connections that include Richard Nixon, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Millard Fillmore, George Washington, James Madison, William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, William H. Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, and both Presidents Bush. Kinship to Hollywood celebrities include Bing Crosby, Christopher Lloyd, Meryl Streep, Humphrey Bogart, Chevy Chase, Anthony Perkins, Halle Berry, Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, and a number of others.
Joseph Wharton has a number of royal connections including being a direct descendant of King Edward I and a cousin to King Henry VIII and a couple of his wives. His family tree also includes connections to the current British royal family including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
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