John Polhill (1912 - 1987)

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John Polhill
1912 - 1987
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March 8, 1912
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January 1987
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Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44128
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John Polhill was born on March 8, 1912. He died in January 1987 at 74 years old. We know that John Polhill had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44128.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John Polhill passed away in January 1987 at 74 years of age. He was born on March 8, 1912. We are unaware of information about John's surviving family. We know that John Polhill had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44128.

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In 1912, in the year that John Polhill was born, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1934, at the age of 22 years old, John was alive when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1950, when he was 38 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1961, he was 49 years old when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1987, in the year of John Polhill's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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