Howard ClarkAge: 84
business executive who transformed American Express from a young, unstable company into an industry giant. He took over as president and chief executive of the company in 1960 and launched the ad campaign in which celebrities asked, “Do you know me?” He later debuted the “Don't leave home without it” slogan. Clark retired from American Express in 1977.Died: Greenwich, Conn., Feb. 2, 2001
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