Alexander Grass was an American businessman and lawyer who founded Rite Aid, one of the United States' largest drugstore chains.
19 Facts About Alex Grass
Alex Grass' family relocated from Scranton to Miami Beach, Florida in 1936 after his father's death.
Alex Grass worked a number of small jobs while living in Florida.
Alex Grass met his wife, Lois Lehrman, while in Florida and the couple married six months later.
Alex Grass moved back to Pennsylvania to pursue a legal career in tax law with the Internal Revenue Service and other government agencies.
Alex Grass took a position with the Pennsylvania state Department of Revenue.
Alex Grass became a businessman during the early 1950s partially due to his marriage into his wife's Harrisburg, Pennsylvania based Lehrman family.
Alex Grass saw several opportunities for retail opportunities in the 1960s.
Alex Grass suddenly saw an opportunity in the retail sector, thanks to the Supreme Court ruling and lack of competing drugstores.
Alex Grass decided to open a store in downtown Scranton, which he called the Thrif D Discount Center, in 1962.
Alex Grass quickly expanded the store, opening other locations in Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and Lancaster, as well as a second location in Scranton.
Alex Grass retired as the company's chairman and chief executive in March 1995.
Rite Aid declined as a chain and a brand as Martin Alex Grass sought to expand the company.
Martin Alex Grass was convicted of overstating Rite Aid's earnings during the 1990s and sentenced to eight years in federal prison.
Alex Grass became involved in philanthropy and other business interests following his departure from Rite Aid.
Alex Grass served as the longtime director of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
Alex Grass died at his home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on August 27,2009, after a ten-year-long battle with lung cancer.
Alex Grass' funeral was held at Temple Ohev Sholom in Harrisburg.
Alex Grass was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Lower Paxton Township, Pennsylvania.