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S. Robson WALTON

American S. Robson WALTON

born Samuel Robson WALTON

Founder of Walmart, the world's largest retailer

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on October 28, 1944 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA  (76 years)


Biography

Walton attended The College of Wooster and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1966 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He received a juris doctor degree in 1969 from the Columbia University School of Law in New York City. Walton is also a trustee at The College of Wooster.

After graduation Walton became a member of the law firm which represented Wal-Mart; Conner and Winters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1978 he left Tulsa to join Wal-Mart as a senior vice president and in 1982 he was appointed vice chairman.

He was named chairman of the board of directors of Wal-Mart on April 7, 1992, two days after his father's death, and still maintains that title.

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