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2000 Horatio Alger Award Recipient

Philip Anschutz


The Anschutz Corporation


The Anschutz Foundation

A Kansas native, Philip Fredrick Anschutz was born in 1939 in Russell, but he and his family soon moved to Hays, then on to Wichita for the remainder of his youth. His mother, who Anschutz says "was a lady of great grace who ta...

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1963 Horatio Alger Award Recipient

Charles R. Anthony*


C.R. Anthony Company

C. R. Anthony was born near Trenton, Tennessee, in 1885. The son of tenant farmers, he was orphaned at age 12, quit school, and worked as a farmhand, a teamster, and a janitor. After saving $25, he moved to the Indian territory...

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1993 Horatio Alger Award Recipient

Joseph E. Antonini


J.E.A. Enterprises

Born in Morgantown, West Virginia, in 1941, Joe Antonini was the oldest of five children. His father worked in construction and later went into the footwear business. Antonini credits his parents for his strong work ethic and s...

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1971 Horatio Alger Award Recipient

Lawrence A. Appley*


American Management Association

Born in 1904 in Nyack, New York, Lawrence Appley was the son of a Methodist minister who preached in small rural villages. Appley attended Mt. Hermon School in Northfield, Massachusetts, on a scholarship and worked his way thro...

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1976 Horatio Alger Award Recipient

Carlos J. Arboleya*


Barnett Bank of South Florida

Cuban-born Carlos Jose Arboleya was the son of a watchmaker. When he was eight, Arboleya's father lost his larynx as a result of cancer, and Arboleya was sent to live with an aunt in Brooklyn, New York. He attended public schoo...

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1993 Horatio Alger Award Recipient

George L. Argyros, Sr.

Chairman and CEO

Arnel & Affiliates

George Argyros was born in Detroit in 1937, but his family moved to Pasadena, California, when he was 11. Although his family struggled financially, he says they were 'rich in love and support.' Argyros had a p...

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1960 Horatio Alger Award Recipient

Frank Armour, Jr.*


H.J. Heinz Company

Frank Armour was the son of a Pittsburgh metals worker. As a young teenager, Armour washed dishes in an ice cream parlor from 5 p.m. until midnight for 50 cents. When he was 14, he heard about a better-paying job at the local d...

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1978 Horatio Alger Award Recipient

Mary Kay Ash*

Chairman of the Board

Mary Kay, Inc.

Born in Hot Wells, Texas, in 1918, Mary Kay Ash was the youngest of four children. She was only two when her father developed tuberculosis, and the family moved to Houston. By the age of seven, Ash knew all about adult responsi...

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1966 Horatio Alger Award Recipient

Roy L. Ash*


Litton Industries, Inc.

Born in Los Angeles in 1918, Roy Ash grew up during the Great Depression. His father was a hay and grain broker whose business soon failed. The family lived a frugal but optimistic life. Looking back on those years, Ash said th...

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1978 Horatio Alger Award Recipient

Anthony Athanas*

President & Chief Executive Officer

Anthony's Pier 4, Inc.

Anthony Athanas was born in 1911 in Albania, where his father was a building mason, and the family lived in poverty. When Athanas was very young, his family immigrated to the United States, settling in New Bedford, Massachusett...

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