Milton Snavely Hershey (September 13, 1857 – October 13, 1945)
Businessman and philanthropist Milton S. Hershey founded the Hershey
Chocolate Company in 1905. In his early years he helped out on the family
farm. When Milton was in his 20s, he would accompany his father on business
trips. Hershey supplied chocolates for the U.S. troops during WWII. Rather
than Hershey’s Bars, they were called Ration-D Bars.