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John I. Beggs

Born: Sep 17, 1847

Death: Oct 17, 1925

Birthplace: Philadelphia

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

John I. Beggs

Date of Birth : Sep 17, 1847
Date of Death : Oct 17, 1925
Birth Place : Philadelphia

John Irvin Beggs was an American businessman. He was associated closely with the electric utility boom under Thomas Edison. He was also associated with Milwaukee, St. Louis, Missouri and other regional rail and interurban trolley systems. Beggs is also known for developing modern depreciation techniques for business accounting and for being one of the early directors of what became General Electric.


  • Businessperson
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business magnate
  • Financier

Also known as

  • John Beggs


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