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Founders of Famous American Businesses
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American National Business Hall of Fame
Food and beverage industry businesspeople
Edward Davis Jones
(1856 - 1920)
) Edward Davis Jones (7 October 1856 – 16 February 1920) was a U.S. statistician, mostly known for being the "Jones" in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. A graduate of Worcester Academy in W...
John F. Dryden, U.S. Senator
(1839 - 1911)
John Fairfield Dryden (August 7, 1839 — November 24, 1911) was the founder and president of the Prudential Insurance Company and a United States Senator from New Jersey. He was known as the "f...
Henry Wells of Wells Fargo
(1805 - 1878)
Henry Wells (December 12, 1805 – December 10, 1878) was an American businessman important in the history of both the American Express Company and Wells Fargo & Company. Early life Henr...
(1868 - 1949)
. William Larimer Mellon, Sr. (1 June 1868 – October 9, 1949), sometimes referred to as W. L., was a founder of Gulf Oil.
(1935 - 2015)
Ingram Berg Shavitz, known as Burt Shavitz, was an American beekeeper and businessman notable for founding the Burt's Bees personal care products company along with businesswoman Roxanne Quimby. He w...
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