Wilson, Joseph C.

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Wilson, Joseph C. (Chamberlain, II)

(1909–71) manufacturer; born in Rochester, N.Y. (son of Joseph Robert Wilson). He joined the Haloid Company, his father's photographic paper business (founded in 1907), in 1933. As president (1946–66), he directed its long but successful development of the xerographic process, which after 1960 revolutionized U.S. office routines and made the company, renamed Xerox in 1961, a corporate giant.
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