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) (aged 55)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Occupation Brewing Executive
Children Sallie Sallie Busch Wheeler
Parent(s) August A. Busch, Sr.
Alice Ziesemann
Relatives Adolphus Busch (paternal grandfather)

Adolphus Busch III (February 10, 1891 – August 29, 1946) was an American brewing magnate based in Saint Louis, Missouri who was the President and CEO of Anheuser-Busch from 1934 to 1946.

Early life[edit]

Adolphus Busch III was born on February 10, 1891. His father, August A. Busch, Sr., served as the Chief Executive Officer of Anheuser-Busch from 1913 to 1934.[1] His mother was Alice Ziesemann. He was the grandson of Adolphus Busch, the founder of the company, and his namesake.[1] He had four siblings, including August A. "Gussie" Busch, Jr..


Busch joined the family business of the Anheuser-Busch Company and developed its baker’s yeast operations into the nation's leader. He served as its President from 1934 to 1946.[1]


He died on August 29, 1946 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri of a cerebral hemorrhage.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Adolphus Busch Dies In St. Louis". The Daily Capital News. Jefferson City, Missouri. August 30, 1946. p. 8. Retrieved October 8, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "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. ...