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Henry Bloch, H&R Block’s Co-Founding TV Pitchman, Dies at 96 (1)

April 23, 2019, 6:19 PMUpdated: April 23, 2019, 6:32 PM

Henry Bloch, who co-founded H&R Block with his brother and expanded it into the biggest U.S. tax preparer as its president and silver-haired television pitchman, has died. He was 96.

He died April 23, according to a statement from the company. No details were given.

H&R Block Inc., based in Kansas City says it has done more than 680 million tax returns around the globe in the past six decades. The firm expanded into brokerage and banking services in the 1990s and 2000s.

Henry Bloch co-founded the company in 1955 with his younger brother, Richard, who died in 2004. Henry ...

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