Adolphus Busch III

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Adolphus Busch III
Born February 10, 1891
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died August 29, 1946(1946-08-29)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Occupation Brewing Executive
Children Sallie Sallie Busch Wheeler
Parent(s) August A. Busch, Sr.Alice Ziesemann

Adolphus Busch III (February 10, 1891 – August 29, 1946) was a brewing magnate who was the President and CEO of Anheuser-Busch from 1934 to 1946. He was the grandson of Adolphus Busch, the founder of the company and the oldest of 5 children of August A. Busch, Sr.. His younger brother August A. "Gussie" Busch, Jr. succeeded him as President and CEO.


He was born in 1891. He turned the company's baker’s yeast operations into the nation's leader, a position it held until this subsidiary was sold in 1988. He died on August 29, 1946 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri of a cerebral hemorrhage.[1]


  1. ^ "Adolphus Busch 3rd, Brewery Head, 55. President of Firm That Makes Budweiser Beer Is Dead". New York Times. August 30, 1946. Adolphus Busch 3rd, president of Anheuser Busch, Inc., brewery, died today at Barnes Hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage. ...