Edwin G. Booz

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Edwin G. Booz
Born(1887-09-02)September 2, 1887
DiedOctober 1, 1951(1951-10-01) (aged 64)
Alma materNorthwestern University
Occupationmanagement consultant, businessman, corporate executive
Known forCo-founder Booz Allen Hamilton
Spouse(s)Helen Hootman Booz (m. 6-Aug-1918)
Parent(s)Thomas Booz
Sally Spencer Booz (d. 1891)

Edwin George Booz (September 2, 1887 - October 1, 1951) was an American management consultant, businessman and corporate executive. He co-founded the consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton.


Early life and career[edit]

Booz was born in 1887 in Reading, Pennsylvania, to Thomas H. Booz and Sarah (Spencer) Booz.[1] At the Kellogg School at Northwestern University he obtained his bachelor's degree in economics in 1912, and his master's degree in psychology in 1914.[1] Two years after his graduation Booz founded the Business Research Service in 1914. His business was briefly put on hold while he served in the Army from 1917-1919.[2] The business he founded would eventually become known as Booz Allen Hamilton.[3]

Retirement and death[edit]

Booz retired partially from the firm in 1946 and died of a stroke in October 1951.


  1. ^ a b Who's Who in America: Vol. 23 1944-45. 1944. p. 201
  2. ^ Kleiner, Art (2004-11-01). Booz Allen Hamilton: Helping Clients Envision the Future (PDF). Greenwich Publishing Group, Inc. p. 13. ISBN 0944641644.
  3. ^ Engwall, Lars; Kipping, Matthias; Üsdiken, Behlül (2016). Defining Management: Business Schools, Consultants, Media. Routledge. p. 149. ISBN 9781317917144.

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