Dr. Austin Church

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Austin Church

Birthplace: East Haddam, Connecticut, United States
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Husband of Nancy Dwight

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About Dr. Austin Church

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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Dr. Austin Church's Timeline

January 9, 1799
East Haddam, Connecticut, United States