Adrian Dalsey Organization founder

Adrian Dalsey (October 14, 1914, Illinois – October 10, 1994, Walnut Creek, California) was a co-founder of DHL, a shipping company. He was born in Illinois on Oct 14th, 1914, to a Jewish Polish father and an American mother. He attended Wheaton College (Illinois), but later dropped out. He married Marjorie Schutt Dalsey and they had two children together, a boy named Jonathan and daughter Jennifer. In 1969, he co-founded DHL alongside business partners Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn. He traveled to southeast Asia, Micronesia, Hawaii, Guam and other various parts of Asia, until he sold his share of DHL in 1980. He also fathered another son, Harry Dalsey after divorcing his wife Marjorie. He married Harry's mother Annie, and they were together until he died in 1994, in Walnut Creek, CA. .

Personal details

Date of birth
October 14th, 1914
Place of birth
Illinois, United States of America
United States of America
Date of death
October 10th, 1994 at age of 80
Place of death
Walnut Creek


1. Wheaton College Colleges/University

Wheaton College is a private, Christian liberal arts college in Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb 25 miles (40 km) west of Chicago in the United States. The college was founded in 1860 by prominent abolitionist and pastor Jonathan Blanchard.

Type Liberal arts college
2010. 274 mil. $
Institution colors
501 College Ave, 60187 - Wheaton, Illinois
2010. 2,434
2010. 592
Acceptance rate
2010. 65.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 27.6 K $
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People attended Wheaton College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1918., Organization founder
b. 1918., Preacher
b. 1909., Evangelist
b. 1919., Philosopher
b. 1918., Author
b. 1913., Author
b. 1955., Professor
b. 1936., U.S. Congressperson

Organizations founded

1. DHL Express

Business Operation

Date funded


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Lidership history

Ken Allen
2008- Chief Executive Officer


Robert Lynn


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Wikiedia article

DHL Express is a division of the German logistics company Deutsche Post DHL providing international express mail services. Deutsche Post is the world's largest logistics company operating around the world. DHL is a world market leader in sea and air mail. Originally founded in 1969 to deliver documents between San Francisco and Honolulu, the company expanded its service throughout the world by the late 1970s. The company was primarily interested in offshore and inter-continental deliveries, but the success of FedEx prompted their own intra-U.S. expansion starting in 1983. DHL aggressively expanded to countries that could not be served by any other delivery service, including the Soviet Union, Eastern Bloc, Iraq, Iran, China, Vietnam and North Korea. In 1998, Deutsche Post began to acquire shares in DHL. It finally reached majority ownership in 2001, and completed the purchase in 2002. Deutsche Post then effectively absorbed DHL into its Express division, while expanding the use of the DHL brand to other Deutsche Post divisions, business units and subsidiaries.


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