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Henry A. Strong

Henry A. Strong
Born Henry Alvah Strong
(1838-08-30)August 30, 1838
Rochester, New York
Died July 26, 1919(1919-07-26) (aged 80)
Occupation Photography Businessman, Inventor
Spouse(s) Helen Phoebe Griffin (1859-1904)
Hattie Maria (Corrin) Lockwood [1] (1905-1919)

Henry Alvah Strong (August 30, 1838 – July 26, 1919) was a U.S. photography businessman. He was the first president of the Eastman Kodak Company.[2][3]

He was born on August 30, 1838 in Rochester, New York. He graduated from Wyoming Academy in 1858. On August 30, 1859, he married Helen Phoebe Griffin. They had three children: Gertrude Achilles, Helen Carter, and Henry G. Strong. After Helen's death in 1904 from diabetes, he married Hattie (Corrin) Lockwood, on June 14, 1905.[4] Numerous buildings in Rochester, notably Strong Memorial Hospital and Strong Auditorium at the University of Rochester were built from his philanthropy.


  1. ^ According to her obituary in the Chronicle-Express newspaper; June 8, 1950, Penn Yan, New York
  2. ^ Jeffries, Elizabeth "The Strong Family of Rochester, New York", Epitaph: The Friends of the Mount Hope Cemetery, vol 27, No. 3 (2007)
  3. ^ Linsay, David. "Henry Strong". PBS. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Pritchard Strong:
Business positions
New office President of Eastman Kodak
1884 – July 26, 1919
Title next held by
George Eastman

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