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Founders of Famous American Businesses

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  • Winton M. Blount, U.S. Postmaster General (1921 - 2002)
    Winton Malcolm Blount, Jr., known as Red Blount (February 1, 1921 – October 24, 2002), was the United States Postmaster General from January 22, 1969 to January 1, 1972. He founded and serve...
  • Margaret Rudkin (1897 - 1967)
    Margaret Rudkin (née Fogarty) (September 14, 1897 – June 1, 1967), of Fairfield, Connecticut, was the founder of Pepperidge Farm. Born in Manhattan, she was the eldest of five childre...
  • Melville Reuben Bissell, Sr. (1843 - 1889)
    Melville Reuben Bissell (September 25, 1843 – March 15, 1889) was an American entrepreneur and inventor of the carpet sweeper. The Bissell corporation is named after him. Life and career B...
  • Horace Elgin Dodge, Sr. (1868 - 1920)
    Horace Elgin Dodge , Co-founder of the Dodge Motor Company. He was born in Niles, Michigan on May 17, 1868. His father owned a foundry and machine shop, Horace Dodge and his elder brother John Franci...
  • John Francis Dodge (1864 - 1920)
    From Wikipedia: John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920) was an American automobile manufacturing pioneer and co-founder of Dodge Brothers Company. John Francis Dodge was bor...

The founders of American companies of world renown.