Cunningham, Harry

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Cunningham, Harry Gender: M
Harry Blair Cunningham
born on 23 July 1907 at 20:35 (= 8:35 PM )
Place Union City, Pennsylvania, 41n54, 79w51
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°01' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°07 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 17°37'


American businessman and retailer who founded Kmart in 1962, along with S. S. Kresge. Cunningham had a vision to convert the retail chain into a discounter. At the time, Cunningham was sharply criticized by some, including Kresge shareholders, as possibly destroying the company. The success of Kmart proved his vision.

He was president of the company from 1959 to 1972, having joined the retailer as an assistant store manager in 1930. Cunningham was credited by Sam Walton as being the first to design a discount store. Walton added that Cunningham should be remembered as one of the leading retailers of all time.

He died on 11 November 1992, aged 85, in North Palm Beach, Florida.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Sales (Retailer)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Co-founded Kmart)