John Henry Patterson (NCR owner)

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John Henry Patterson (December 13, 1844 – May 7, 1922) was an industrialist and founder of the National Cash Register Company.wikipedia
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Dayton, Ohio

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John Henry Patterson was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1844.
Other well-known individuals born in the city include poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and entrepreneur John H. Patterson.

NCR Corporation

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John Henry Patterson (December 13, 1844 – May 7, 1922) was an industrialist and founder of the National Cash Register Company.
In 1884, the company and patents were bought by John Henry Patterson and his brother Frank Jefferson Patterson, and the firm was renamed the National Cash Register Company.

Thomas J. Watson

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Patterson was famous for firing Thomas Watson Sr, who went on to become General Manager, then President, of CTR, later renamed IBM.
Watson developed IBM's management style and corporate culture from John Henry Patterson's training at NCR.

South Park Historic District (Dayton, Ohio)

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Olmsted also had a hand in designing the residential community surrounding the plant (South Park) as well as a park system for the City of Dayton.
Mainly residential in character, South Park is significant because of the variety of its architecture, which includes vernacular, cottage, and high style examples, and because of its association with John H. Patterson, founder of the National Cash Register Company.

Oakwood, Montgomery County, Ohio

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Patterson lived in his Swiss chalet estate "The Far Hills" in Oakwood, Montgomery County, Ohio.
John Henry Patterson, industrialist and founder of the National Cash Register Corporation, is considered the "Father of Oakwood."

Great Dayton Flood

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Their convictions were unpopular with the public due to the efforts of Patterson and Watson to help those affected by the Dayton, Ohio floods of 1913, but efforts to have them pardoned by President Woodrow Wilson were unsuccessful.
Some of the Dayton flood victims made their way to National Cash Register's factory and headquarters, where John H. Patterson, the company's president, and his factory workers assisted flood victims and relief workers.

Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum

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He is interred in the Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.

Business magnate

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John Henry Patterson (December 13, 1844 – May 7, 1922) was an industrialist and founder of the National Cash Register Company.

Sawmill

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He spent his childhood working on the family farm and in his father's sawmills.

Dartmouth College

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He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1867 and went to work as a canal toll collector until 1870.

Sweatshop

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This was in an era when sweatshops were still in operation elsewhere.

John Charles Olmsted

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He hired John Charles Olmsted to landscape the grounds of the National Cash Register Company campus in Dayton, with spacious lawns and landscaping with colorful plantings.

Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company

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Patterson was famous for firing Thomas Watson Sr, who went on to become General Manager, then President, of CTR, later renamed IBM.

Charles F. Kettering

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Charles F. Kettering was hired and fired at NCR multiple times; once for failing at an equestrian event.

Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890

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In 1912, NCR was found guilty of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act.

Anti-competitive practices

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Patterson, Watson and 26 other NCR executives and managers were convicted of illegal anti-competitive sales practices and were sentenced to one year of imprisonment.

Great Miami River

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Patterson's vision for a managed watershed for the Great Miami River resulted in the development of the Miami Conservancy District, one of the first major flood control districts in the United States.

Miami Conservancy District

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Patterson's vision for a managed watershed for the Great Miami River resulted in the development of the Miami Conservancy District, one of the first major flood control districts in the United States.

Miami University

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Patterson attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1867.

Oxford, Ohio

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Patterson attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1867.

Beta Theta Pi

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While at Miami, Patterson was a member of Beta Theta Pi.

Brookline, Massachusetts

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In 1888 Patterson married Katharine Beck of Brookline, Massachusetts.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was named in his memory.

Beaver River (New York)

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Patterson loved the Adirondacks and built his summer estate on Beaver Lake, on the Beaver River east of Lowville, NY.