Irving T. Bush Biography

Published On Dec 11, 2017
Facts of Irving T. Bush
Date of Birth: 1869 , July-12
Date of Death: 1948 , October-21
Birth Nation: United States
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Irving Tar Bush was the chairman of the Continental Commerce Co which had rights to market Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope overseas. The kinetoscope was an old motion picture viewer. In comparison to a modern movie projector, kinetoscope couldn't show a moving picture to a huge mass at a time. Later the Continental Commerce Co. formed the first licensed European kinetoscope parlor in 1984, in London. He inspires Dennis Collins and Rex W. Tillerson.

In the mid-1890s, Bush started construction of Bush Terminal on the Brooklyn waterfront site. He was also called as Chief Executive of the War. He served as president of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York from 1922-1924.

Bush was White in ethnicity and American by nationality. He married his girlfriend, Belle Barlow in 1981, after dating sometimes. The couple blessed with two daughters, Beatrice, and Eleanor. However, Bush divorced his first wife. 

After divorcing his first wife, Bush married Howard Beard and blessed with a son Rufus. But the couple couldn't continue their married life since 1930. After an hour of his divorce with his second wife, he married to a socialite, philanthropist, and artist, Marian Spore Bush. The couple lived together at 280 Park Avenue. Later Bush died on 21 October 1948

Irving Bush had earned a decent amount of salary as a businessman. Besides, his father was one of the richest industrialists, who had an oil refinery company having a total net worth of $1.4 million. Before his father died, he left an estate worth $2,000,000 to his both sons and spouse.

However, Bush's exact figure of net worth is not known. He was a founder of Bush Terminal Company and had constructed the huge Bush Terminal transportation, manufacturing facility in Sunset Park, NYC, Brooklyn which had over 25,000 employees. He had also found a Bush Tower which is located in Manhattan. 

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Born in United States

July 12 , 1869

Irving was born in Ridgeway, Lenawee County, Michigan, the United States. But he moved to Brooklyn, New York along with his family at his early age. He studied at The Hill School in Philadelphia.

Married Belle Barlow


Irving married his girlfriend, Belle Barlow in 1981, after dating sometimes. The couple blessed with two daughters Beatrice, and Eleanor. However, Bush divorced his first wife. 

Died in United States

October 21 , 1948

Bush was one of the richest oil refinery owner, industrialist, as well as the founder of Bush Terminal Company.  He died on October 21, 1948

Total Net worth


Irving Bush had earned a tremendous amount of money as a businessman during his whole entire career. According to some source, his net worth was around $1 million.