DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Herbert Henry Dow (aged 64)
Founder of Dow Chemical
Herbert Henry Dow (February 26, 1866 – October 15, 1930) was a Canadian-born American chemical industrialist, best known as the founder of the American multinational conglomerate Dow Chemical. He was a prolific inventor of chemical processes, compounds, and products, and was a successful businessman.
DEATH: By the time of his death on October 15, 1930 from cirrhosis of the liver, Dow had personally received over 90 patents. Dow was survived by his wife, Grace, and five of their seven children.