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Bernie Marcus

AKA Barnard Marcus

Born: 12-May-1929
Birthplace: Newark, NJ

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Founder of Home Depot

Bernie Marcus trained and briefly worked as a pharmacist, and entered the hardware business as a junior executive with the Handy Dan chain, where he rose to become President before being abruptly fired in 1978. With another Handy Dan executive, CFO Arthur Blank, he founded Home Depot in Atlanta in 1978.

Wife: Billi Marcus (three children)

    University: BS Pharmacy, Rutgers University

    Home Depot Co-Founder (1978, with Arthur Blank)
    Home Depot CEO (1978-97)
    Member of the Board of Home Depot (1978-2002, as Chairman or Co-Chairman, 1997-2002)
    Member of the Board of New York Stock Exchange
    Handy Dan Home Improvement Centers President (1972-78)
    American Jewish Committee
    Cantor for Congress
    Centers for Disease Control Foundation Chairman
    Every Republican is Crucial PAC
    Friends of Giuliani Exploratory Committee
    Friends of Joe Lieberman
    Friends of John Boehner
    Friends of Newt Gingrich
    Georgia Aquarium Chairman
    Israel Democracy Institute Founder (1991)
    John McCain 2008
    Marcus Institute Founder (1990)
    Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
    National Republican Congressional Committee
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Republican Jewish Coalition
    Republican National State Elections Committee
    Restore Our Future
    Romney Victory Inc.
    Santorum 2006
    Jewish Ancestry
    Russian Ancestry

Author of books:
Built from Scratch: How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew the Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion (1999, corporate history)
Dead on Arrival: How the Anti-Business Backlash is Destroying Entrepreneurship in America (2006, business)

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