Leonard Shoen

Businessperson, Organization founder

1916 – 1999

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Who was Leonard Shoen?

Leonard Samuel Shoen was an American entrepreneur who founded the U-Haul truck and trailer organization in Ridgefield, Washington. After growing up in the farm belt of the United States during the Great Depression, he envisioned the market for rental vehicles for families who wished to avoid the expense of professional transfer and storage companies and move themselves around the country.

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Born
Feb 29, 1916
McGrath
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Oregon State University
Employment
  • U-Haul
Died
Oct 1, 1999
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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