After he worked as an office boy for a year, one of the agency’s salesmen left, and Lasker acquired his territory.
Lasker, known as the “father of modern advertising,”  made Chicago his base 1898–1942.
Albert Davis Lasker (May 1, 1880 – May 30, 1952) was an American businessman who played a major role in shaping modern advertising.
Lasker took the job on the condition that he would serve no more than two years.
 Lasker, who had no previous experience in the shipping business before his appointment, true to his word, ended his service in office on July 1, 1923.
Their campaign was so successful that, within four months of running the first ad, they attracted additional clients and their “advertising spend” went from $15,000 a year
to $30,000 a month.
During this time, Lasker created his first campaign.
In 1925, he sold the team to one of his minor partners, William Wrigley Jr. Lasker became the second-largest shareholder in the Pepsodent company, which had become an
L&T client in 1916.
He was a key advisor in the 1920 Harding campaign, which resulted in one of the largest landslides in history, as Warren G. Harding appealed for votes in newsreels, billboards
and newspaper ads and aimed advertising at women who had recently achieved the right to vote.
Following the Great Depression, Lasker donated the entire property to the University of Chicago.
 Later years After 30 years as its chief executive, Lasker sold the firm to three senior executives.
At the time, he was only the third man of Jewish descent to have been appointed to such a high post in the federal government.
Within six months, their firm was one of the three or four largest advertising agencies in the nation.
 On May 30, 1952, Lasker died in New York at the age of 72.
In 1898 his father, who disapproved of journalism, persuaded Lasker to move to Chicago to try an advertising position at Lord & Thomas.
 Lasker, along with his business partner Charles Weeghman, are credited with moving the Cubs into the club’s current home, Wrigley Field.
Chicago, along with New York, was the center of the nation’s advertising industry.
The family returned to Galveston within six months, and Lasker spent the rest of his childhood in Texas.
 Lasker inherited a large mess, with over 2,300 ships under Shipping Board control losing money every day.
George Wilson, president of the Ear Drum company, adopted the ads and his sales increased.
Moving to Chicago, he became a partner in the advertising firm of Lord & Thomas.
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