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James Beauregard Beam

Also Known As: "Jim"
Birthplace: KY, United States
Death: December 27, 1947 (83)
Bardstown, Nelson County, KY, United States
Place of Burial: Bardstown, Nelson County, KY, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David M. Beam and Margaret Ellen Beam
Husband of Mary Catherine Beam
Father of Margaret Thompson Noe
Brother of William Parker "Park" Beam

Occupation: whiskey distiller
Managed by: Steven M. Bernheisel
Last Updated:

About Jim Beam

James Beauregard Beam (1864–1947) managed the family wiskey business before and after Prohibition, rebuilding the distillery in 1933 in Clermont, Kentucky, near his Bardstown home. James B. Beam Distilling Company was founded in 1935 by Harry L. Homel, Oliver Jacobson, H. Blum and Jerimiah Beam. From this point forward, the bourbon would be called "Jim Beam Bourbon" after James Beauregard Beam, and some of the bottle labels bear the statement, "None Genuine Without My Signature" with the signature James B. Beam.

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Jim Beam's Timeline

August 25, 1864
KY, United States
Age 39
December 27, 1947
Age 83
Bardstown, Nelson County, KY, United States
Bardstown, Nelson County, KY, United States