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Name: Sebastian Spering Kresge                                                     
Born: July 31, 1867                                                                 
Died: October 18, 1966                                                             
Sebastian Spering Kresge (July 31, 1867 - October 18, 1966), American merchant     
and philanthropist, was the founder of the The S. S. Kresge Company (later Kmart), 
now known as the Sears Holdings Corporation.                                       
Kresge was born in Bald Mountain, (near Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania), the son of     
Sebastian Kresge, a farmer, and Catherine Kresge (née Kunkle).                     
Living on the family farm until he was 21 years old, he was educated in the         
local public schools, at the Fairview Academy, in Broadville, Pennsylvania, and     
at the Eastman Business College, from which he graduated in March, 1889.