John Wanamaker was a United States merchant, religious leader, civic and political figure, considered by some to be the father of modern advertising and a "pioneer in marketing." Wanamaker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Born: July 11, 1838, Philadelphia
Died: December 12, 1922, Philadelphia
Spouse: Mary Erringer (m. 1860–1920)
Children: Rodman Wanamaker
Siblings: William H. Wanamaker