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John EMil Raasch, American merchant. Recipient Madden Memorial award, Presidential citation New York University. Trustee emeritus New York University. Member Merchants Council New York University School Retailing, New York University Alumni Federation (meritorious service medal), Arch and Square, Ridgewood Country Club, New York University Club, Alpha Kappa Psi, Eta Mu Pi, Phi Alpha Kappa.

Background

Raasch, John EMil was born on October 2, 1891 in Staten Island, New York, United States. Son of J. Hermann and Louisa (Nunaman) Raasch.

Education

British Computer Society, New York University, 1917.

Career

Junior officer, Federal Reserve Bank, New York City, 1914-1922;with, H.A. Hopf & Company, management engineers, New York City, 1922-1935;executive vice president, John Wanamaker, New York City, 1935-1947;director, John Wanamaker, New York City, from 1945;president, John Wanamaker, New York City, 1947-1966;director, John Wanamaker, Phila, from 1945;vice president, John Wanamaker, Phila, 1942-1947;president, John Wanamaker, Phila, 1947-1966;also, John Wanamaker, Wilmington. Chairman of the Board, director Grand Union Company, East Paterson, New Jersey. Board directors Eastern Shopping Centers, Inc., John Wanamaker Liberty St., Inc., John Wanamaker, Ltd., London, Agy John Wanamaker, S.A., Paris, Products of Asia, New York City, Products of India, New York City.

Membership

Trustee emeritus New York University. Member Merchants Council New York University School Retailing, New York University Alumni Federation (meritorious service medal), Arch and Square, Ridgewood Country Club, New York University Club, Alpha Kappa Psi, Eta Mu Pi, Phi Alpha Kappa.

Connections

Married Helen Kerr, June 11, 1919.

father:
J. Hermann Raasch

mother:
Louisa (Nunaman) Raasch

spouse:
Helen Kerr