Thanks. Still, in the back of my mind, there was a much earlier pharma company, perhaps in the early 70's. I may have read this in "The Dow Story." (Yes, I needed a life at one time. Still, not a bad book.)
Acutally Dow bought Merrill from Richardson-Merrill and Richardson combined with Vicks to form Richardson-Vicks.
By the way, I did learn that the remains of the founder of Marian Pharmaceuticals was eventually removed from the headquarters visitors' lobby. His last name was Kaufmann. He also had owned the KC Royals.