Maurice "Moe" Strauss

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Maurice "Moe" Strauss was one of the four founders of the Delaware Valley-based automotive parts retailer Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack.[1]

After mustering out of the Navy in 1921, Strauss and three friends from World War I, Emanuel "Manny" Rosenfeld, Graham "Jack" Jackson, and Moe Radavitz, chipped in $200 each to open a single auto parts supply store at 63rd & Market Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Strauss reportedly came up with the name of the company and commissioned the Manny, Moe, & Jack caricatures that serve today as the PepBoys logo after visiting a dress shop called Minnie, Maude and Mabel's during a 1923 trip to California.

Strauss served as president of the company after Rosenfeld's death from 1960 to 1973, and was a member of its board of directors until his death in 1982.[2]