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1960 Horatio Alger Award Winner

Carl S. Hallauer*

President and Chairman of the Board
Bausch and Lomb Optical Company

"I believe in hard work and giving back to my country."

Carl Hallauer was orphaned at age nine. He supported himself by selling newspapers on the streets of Rochester, New York, and worked his way through high school by shoveling snow, mowing lawns, selling clothing, and helping out in the mail room of a newspaper. He later attended the Rochester Institute of Technology at night for four years, and after graduation took more night courses at the Rochester Business Institute. He joined Bausch & Lomb, manufacturers of eyeglass lenses and frames and scientific optical equipment, and in 1935 was elected vice president. Hallauer was a political leader of national repute and was a delegate to every Republican National Convention for several consecutive years. He was a director of many companies, a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, a recipient of honorary degrees from Clarkson and Alfred Universities, and active in civic associations.

* Deceased