Traub, Marvin

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Traub, Marvin

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1925-2012

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Born on April 14, 1925 in New York City, Marvin S. Traub was a key figure in the retail industry of the mid to late 20th century. He is best known for turning Bloomingdale's Department Store into an upmarket, fashion forward cultural center and taking it from a $65 million dollar business in 1950 to a billion dollar business in 1987. Before starting at Bloomingdale's, Traub graduated from Harvard's undergraduate college and then Harvard Business School. Traub also served in WWII and in 1948 he married his wife, Lee (n

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Bloomingdale's (Firm) (1861 (date of establishment))

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US.20181109-016

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Dates of the relationship

1950-1991

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Traub joined Bloomingdale's in 1950, was named president of the company in 1969 and was CEO from 1978 until his retirement in 1991.

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Traub, Lee

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US.20181109-001

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family

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Traub, Lee is the spouse of Traub, Marvin

Dates of the relationship

1948-2012

Description of relationship

Lee Traub was married to Bloomingdale's CEO from 1948 till Marvin's death in 2012.

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US.20181109-002

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