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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hershey, Alfred Day 1908-1997. American biologist. He shared a 1969 Nobel Prize for investigating the mechanism of viral infection in living cells.
  • Hershey, Milton Snavely 1857-1945. American industrialist and philanthropist who founded the Hershey Chocolate Company (1903) and established the town of Hershey (1909) near Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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  • n. an industrial town to the east of Harrisburg
  • n. United States confectioner and philanthropist who created the model industrial town of Hershey, Pennsylvania; founded an industrial school for orphan boys (1857-1945)

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