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John Dwight

Birthplace: South Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Elihu Dwight, M.D. and Lydia Dwight
Husband of Nancy Shaw Dwight
Father of Rev. Melatiah Everett Dwight; John Elihu Dwight; Anna Francis Leggett; Clara McFarland Ketchum and Marion Dwight
Brother of Clarissa Lamb; Nancy Dwight; William White Dwight, M.D.; Elihu Dwight; Mary Ann Hooker and 2 others

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About John Dwight

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) is a major U.S. manufacturer of household products that is based in Princeton, New Jersey. While it manufactures many items, it is by far best known for its Arm & Hammer line which includes baking soda and many other items made with it. The company was founded in 1896 to unify two companies created by John Dwight of Massachusetts and his brother-in-law, Dr. Austin Church of Connecticut. Their partnership had begun in 1846 with the two founders selling bicarbonate of soda (also known as baking soda) that they refined in Dwight's kitchen.[1]

While the brand name was not based on his name, the late Armand Hammer was a minority shareholder in Church and Dwight in his later years and served on the company's board of directors. The company's UK arm is based in Folkestone, Kent.

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John Dwight's Timeline

August 1, 1819
South Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
January 31, 1841
Age 21
October 15, 1841
Age 22
July 28, 1844
Age 24
December 17, 1848
Age 29
September 24, 1851
Age 32
February 22, 1856
Age 36
November 25, 1903
Age 84