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Retired Department Store Chairman Dies

December 30, 1988

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ Julius L. ″Jack″ Meier Jr., retired chairman of the Meier & Frank Co. department stores, has died of congestive heart failure. He was 76.

Meier, who died Tuesday, was the son of Julius L. Meier, president of Meier & Frank, and grandson of Aaron Meier, who in 1857 founded the mercantile outlet that grew into Oregon’s largest department store chain.

He continued as president and general manager of the Portland-based Meier & Frank stores until 1969, when he was elevated to board chairman. He retired in 1972.

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