Milton S. Florsheim

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Milton S. Florsheim (1868 - December 22, 1936), was the chairman of the board and founder of Florsheim Shoes.[1] Born in Chicago, Florsheim grew up attending the Chicago public schools. He worked in his father's shoe store before founding Florsheim Shoes in 1892.[2] Florsheim was connected with the American Jewish Committee and the Jewish Charities of Chicago and was a trustee of Northwestern University.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Milton S. Florsheim Dead". Wall Street Journal. December 24, 1936. Retrieved 2011-10-09. Milton S. Florsheim, chairman of the board and founder of Florsheim Shoe Co, died Tuesday of a heart ailment Mr. Florsheim, who was 68 years of ... 
  2. ^ a b "M.S. Florsheim, Shoe Company Founder, Is Dead". Chicago Tribune. December 23, 1936. 
  3. ^ "M.s. Florsheim Dead at 68". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. December 24, 1936.