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Male, US, born 05/17/1899, died 07/04/1974

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Webb, Del E., Corporation

Professional History

Founder, Del E. Webb Construction Company, Phoenix, AZ, 1928; President/Chief Executive Officer, Del E. Webb Corporation, -06/1962;Chief Executive Officer, Del E. Webb Corporation, 1962- ; in June of 1962, Del E. Webb, named his long-time lieutenant, L.C. "Jake" Jacobson, "President" of Del E. Webb Corporation. At this time, Webb's firm was rapidly diversifying and the founder needed to supervise other divisions of his empire, leaving his construction business in the day-to-day care of Jacobson. (See "Webb and Jake," Architectural Forum, 117, 07/1962, p. 13.)


Born in Fresno, CA, Webb began his construction business in Phoenix, AZ, in 1928. He did a great deal of government contract work, enabling him to diversify his construction and real estate businesses outside AZ across the entire Southwest. He became active in the Las Vegas building boom, erecting the Flamingo Hotel (1946) and later owned his owning casinos, the Sahara and The Mint. He died at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, while being treated for lung cancer.

Del Webb, along with partners Dan Topping and Larry MacPhail, purchased the New York Yankees in 1945 for $2.8 million; MacPhail left the partnership in 10/1947 selling his shares to Webb and Topping. These two sold the team to the William Paley and the Columbia Broadcasting System(CBS) in 1964.

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  • Fresno, CA (Architect's Birth)
    Fresno, CA

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PCAD id: 1666