John Whitacre


Age: 50

chief executive officer of Nordstrom's who started as a shoe sales clerk and went on to become the company's CEO in 1997 (the first non-Nordstrom family member to be CEO), and who was a college football star at the University of Washington.

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: September 29, 1952

Died: November 18, 2002

Seattle, Washington