Businessman and philanthropist who founded the Hershey Chocolate Company in 1905.
He supplied chocolates for the U.S. troops during WWII. Rather than Hershey's Bars, they were called Ration D Bars.
He almost traveled on the doomed luxury liner The Titanic, the sinking of which was the subject of the 1997 James Cameron movie.
He helped out on the family farm as a young boy. When he was in his 20s, he would accompany his father on business trips.
He married Catherine Sweeney in 1898.