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Douglas Dayton Biography

  • Full name: Douglas James Dayton, known as Douglas Dayton
  • Born December 2, 1924 – xxxx
  • Died July 5, 2013 in xxx
  • Douglas Dayton was an American businessman and philanthropist who helped establish Target Corporation and served as the company's first president.
  • His grandfather George Draper Dayton was a businessman and philanthropist who founded the company that later became Target Corporation
  • Dayton served in the Army during World War II, earning a Purple Heart. After the war, he joined the Dayton's department store, the family business. He held various positions in the company, and urged the company to take advantage of the emerging discount store trend.
  • In 1960, he was named the first president of Dayton's new discount subsidiary Target. He led the company's expansion until 1969 when he became a vice president of Target's parent company after a merger.
  • Dayton left the business in 1972 and formed a venture capital firm. Dayton retired in 1994, but remained active in charity work until his death in 2013.

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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

Douglas Dayton Quotes – First president of Target Corporation

“We used to have a garden store downtown, and one customer asked the manager, ‘Can you guarantee that this plant will live?’ And he said, ‘Ma’am, we can’t use the word guarantee, but if I ever saw a plant that had the will to live, this one has it.'”

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