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Curtis Leroy "Curt" Carlson
Birth: Jul. 9, 1914
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1999
Saint Louis Park
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Businessman. He was the founder of Carlson Companies Incorporated and creator of Gold Bond Stamps, one of America’s biggest private firms. In 1938, he used a $55 loan to start his Gold Bond Stamps Company. Based on trading stamps to provide consumer incentive for grocery stores, gas stations and other businesses, the stamps could be redeemed for a large array of merchandise. For decades, his business was a $7.8 billion driving force in travel, marketing and hospitality with over 50,000 employees. His holdings included Radisson Hotels, Country Kitchen International, Country Inns, T.G.I. Fridays and many more. He died from complications of a stroke at age 84. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Arleen Emily Martin Carlson (1912 - 2005)*
 
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Burial:
Lakewood Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 23, Lot 125, Grave 30
 
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Originally Created by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 18, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5485
Curtis Leroy Curt Carlson
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