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Founders of Famous American Businesses

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  • 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...
  • W.L. Mellon (1868 - 1949)
    . William Larimer Mellon, Sr. (1 June 1868 – October 9, 1949), sometimes referred to as W. L., was a founder of Gulf Oil.
  • Burt Shavitz (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...
  • Amos Starr Cooke (1810 - 1871)
    From the book Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler Amos Starr Cooke- Amos and his wife, Juliette, were missionaries who ran the Chiefs' Children's School and taught Lili'u and other royal children there...
  • Herbert Henry Dow (1866 - 1930)
    Herbert Henry Dow (February 26, 1866 – October 15, 1930) was a Canadian born, American chemical industrialist. He attended the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he beca...