Edwin G Booz

  Male      American      Business Person

  Born : Sep 02, 1887  -
  Died : Oct 01, 1951

About Author

Edwin G. Booz founded the consulting firm Booz Allen & Hamilton, the predecessor of both Booz Allen Hamilton - which focuses on government contracting - and the former Booz & Company, now known as Strategy&, a commercial management-consulting firm and component of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Born in 1887, in Reading, Pennsylvania, to a family of modest means and one of seven sons, Booz worked his way through prep school, college, and graduate school at many and varied kinds of work—tutor, bookkeeper, draftsman, and 'business investigator.' When Booz left the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, where he was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, in 1912 with a bachelor's degree in economics and in 1914 with a master's degree in psychology, he went into business for himself to perform studies and analyses of businesses.

He conducted studies and business investigations for clients as varied as the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio; the Canadian Pacific Railway; Chicago's Union Stock Yards and Transit Company; and the Photographers Association of the United States...

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