JAY ARTHUR PRITZKER Biography - Bussiness people and enterpreneurs


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  Name: Jay Arthur Pritzker                                                         
  Born: 1922 Chicago, USA.                                                           
  Died: 1999                                                                         
  Entrepreneur and conglomerate organizer, born in Chicago, USA, the son of Abram   
  Nicholas Pritzker. Trained as a lawyer, he early diversified the Chicago-based     
  family business, the Marmon Group, into lumber, and with his engineer brother,     
  Robert Pritzker (1926- ), he built a portfolio of 60 diversified industrial       
  corporations. He created the Hyatt Hotel chain (1957) with his brother Donald     
  Pritzker (1932-1972) and owned Braniff Airlines (1983-1988). In 1979 he established
  the Pritzker Prize.