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Arde Bulova
Birth: Oct. 24, 1889
Death: Mar. 18, 1958

Watchmaker. Joseph Bulova, a Czech immigrant, founded the company that bears his name in 1875. Under Arde, The Bulova company grew to become one of the market leaders among U.S. watchmakers. By the mid-1950s, the company's annual sales had reached $80 million. The Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking was founded in 1945 by Arde Bulova, Chairman of the Board, initially to provide training for disabled veterans after the Second World War. The school later became a full fledged rehabilitation facility, an advocate for disabled people nationwide, and one of the founders of wheelchair sports in America. The school closed in 1993. In 1954, Arde Bulova hired Gen. Omar Bradley, a World War II hero, as chairman of Bulova Research & Development Labs, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary involved in developing the company's defense product business. Bradley was a close war-time friend of Harry D. Henshel, Arde Bulova's brother-in-law and one of the company's largest shareholders. But before Arde could see his watch reach the moon he died in 1958. (bio by: Shock) 
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx County
New York, USA
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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