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June 1933.
August 1938.
April 1946.
July 1954.

The company was founded by William Mathias Scholl, who was born in 1882 and graduated from Illinois Medical School in 1904, thereby becoming a doctor (podiatrist).

Scholl and his company invented a number of foot care products, which he marketed with his company after 1906. These include the Foot Eazer, the Zino Pad, rubberless stockings, Foot Wings arch supports, and Ball-O-Foot Cushions.

1907 Opened Scholl Manufacturing Co

1928 The first company retail store was opened.

1968 William M. Scholl passed away at the age of 86, leaving the company to his nephews, William H. Scholl (1920-2002) and Jack E. Scholl (1926-2006).

1971 The company made an initial public offering of its shares.

1998 Acquired by Seton Healthcare Group forming Seton Scholl Healthcare[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times May 7, 1998