Cunningham, Harry

Cunningham, Harry (Blair)

(1907–92) retail executive; born in Home Camp, Pa. After 30 years with S. S. Kresge he became president and CEO (1959–72). In 1962 he opened the first Kmart discount store; by 1990 the corporation, renamed Kmart Corporation (1977), was the country's second largest retailer. He is credited with early recognizing and developing the potential of discount retailing.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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