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Leverone, Nathaniel, 1884-1969



  • Existence: 1884 - 1969

Nathaniel Leverone was born on June 26, 1884 in Wakefield, Massachusetts. After graduating from Dartmouth College, Class of 1906, Leverone came to Chicago. He held sales and management positions in a variety of businesses before founding the Canteen Corporation (formerly the Automatic Canteen Corporation), which manufactured and serviced automatic vending machines, in 1929. Leverone stepped down from the chairmanship of the Canteen Corporation in 1960 to pursue philanthropic, civic, and religious endeavors. He died in 1969. In 1968, Leverone donated $5,000,000 to Northwestern University to fund the construction of a building to house the Graduate School of Business Administration. He also gave the money to build the Leverone Field House at Dartmouth College.

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Nathaniel Leverone papers

Identifier: MS-568
Overview Nathaniel Leverone (1884-1969), business man. Dartmouth College Class of 1906. The collection contains articles, newsletters and other printed material related to his position and activities as chairman and founder of the Automatic Canteen Company of America and as president of the National Committee for Christian Leadership as well as material related to his contributions to Northwestern University School of Business for a new building for the graduate department and to Dartmouth College for...