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1957 Horatio Alger Award Winner

Louis Zahn*

Zahn Drug Co.

"You must want to succeed very much."

Louis Zahn was born in Germany and came to America with his parents when he was one year old. At the age of six, he sold chewing gum to car salesmen and customers on Chicago's "automobile row." In 1931, with one truck and $225 in borrowed capital, he founded a wholesale drug company that later grossed more than $10 million annually.

* Deceased