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Ray Kroc

Ray KrocAKA Raymond Albert Kroc

Born: 5-Oct-1902
Birthplace: Oak Park, IL
Died: 14-Jan-1984
Location of death: San Diego, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: McDonald's fast food tycoon

Hired by Dick and Maurice McDonald in 1954 to franchise their operation, he bought complete rights to McDonald's "speedee service system" in 1961, and made the chain ubiquitous worldwide. Secretly funneled $250,000 to Richard M. Nixon's re-election campaign fund in 1972.

Father: Louis Kroc
Mother: Rose
Brother: Robert Kroc
Sister: Lorraine Groh (multiple sclerosis)
Wife: Ethel Fleming (m. 1922, div. 1961)
Wife: Jane Dobbins Green (div. 1969)
Wife: Joan B. Kroc (m. 8-Mar-1969, d. 12-Oct-2003)

    High School: Oak Park River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL (dropped out)

    McDonald's CEO (1968-77)
    McDonald's President (1955-68)
    Member of the Board of McDonald's (as Senior Chairman, 1977-84)
    American Red Cross
    Watergate Scandal
    Stroke Dec-1979
    unknown detox facility Orange, CA
    Czechoslovak Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Diabetes, Arthritis, Alcoholism

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    San Diego Padres Owner (1974-84)

Rotten Library Page:
Ray Kroc

Author of books:
Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's (1977)


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