Stanley Marcus Business Executive

Birthday April 20, 1905
Birthplace Texas
Death Date Jan 22, 2002 (age 96)
Birth Sign Taurus


Notable for serving as President and Chairman of his family's Neiman Marcus luxury department store, he is also remembered as a columnist for The Dallas Morning News. In addition, he penned a series of memoirs, including Minding the Store (1974) and Quest for the Best (1979).

Before Fame

After earning his bachelor's degree in English literature from Harvard University, he briefly attended Harvard Business School before returning to Texas to assist his family's business.


Both an amateur photographer and an art collector, he served on the board of the Georgia O'Keeffe museum and became Chairman of the Board of the Dallas Museum of Fine Art. In addition, he made major financial contributions to the Dallas Symphony and the Dallas Opera.

Family Life

The son of Herbert Marcus and Minnie Lichtenstein Marcus, he was born in Dallas, Texas, to a prominent Jewish family. His first marriage, to Mary Cantrell, lasted until Cantrell's death in 1978 and produced children named Jerrie, Richard, and Wendy. For the last two decades of his life, he was married to librarian Linda Cumber Robinson.

Associated With

He was the older brother of Lawrence Marcus (born 1917).


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