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Eli Lilly's long life entended over a wide range of endeavors in which he made major contributions. Under his active leadership, the pharmaceutical company he joined in 1907 evolved into one of America's most successful big businesses.

Although a hard-working businessman, Lilly eventually acquired diverse interests outside the pharmaceutical company. He nurtured a passion

Published October 1st 1989 by Indiana Historical Society
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A great biography on a man that helped to create the Eli Lilly company that we all know. A conservative man who cared about others as well as his own hometown.

Big pharma seems to get a bad rap, but it really should not be glossed over, as we do so much of these days, that not everyone is out for themselves. In fact, I think Eli Lilly understood the idea that America was falling down economically, spiritually, and individually from the 1960's on and tried to help know avail. He recogniz
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James H. Madison is the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History Emeritus, Indiana University Bloomington. Madison serves on the boards of Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Historical Society and is a member of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. He began teaching Indiana history in 1976 and has lectured and consulted widely on Indiana topics.
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