Peter Folger, Sr.

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Peter Folger, Sr.

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States of America
Death: Died in Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, United States of America
Cause of death: prostate cancer
Place of Burial: Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Athearn Folger, II and Clara E. Folger
Husband of Ines "Pui" Folger (Mejia Guirola) and <private> Folger (Mater)
Father of Abigail "Gibby" Anne Folger; <private> Folger and <private> Folger
Brother of James Athearn Folger, III

Occupation: Businessman, philanthropist, financier.
Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About Peter Folger, Sr.

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Birth: Dec. 26, 1905 San Francisco San Francisco County California, USA

Death: Aug. 27, 1980 Redwood City San Mateo County California, USA

Philanthropist, financier. A native of California, he was a member of the prominent Folger family, of coffee fame. His great-grandfather was the company's founder J.A. Folger, and his daughter was Manson family murder victim Abigail Anne Folger. As the company's Chairman of the Board, and President, he built Folgers Coffee Company into the third largest coffee wholesaler in the United States. He eventually sold the company to Procter & Gamble in 1963, for 1,650,000 shares of Procter & Gamble common stock, but continued to operate Folgers as a Procter & Gamble subsidiary. A graduate of Yale University, he studied business and excelled in sports including football, polo, and track and field as a young man. Married twice, he also served as a Marine Major during World War II. He passed away in 1980, and was buried in the Folger Family Plot.

Family links:

  • James Athearn Folger (1864 - 1921)
  • Ines Mejia Folger (1907 - 2007)
  • Abigail Anne Folger (1943 - 1969)*

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Note: Date May Be Interment

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery Oakland Alameda County California, USA

Created by: K Record added: Sep 24, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 21736953

Peter Folger was an American coffee heir, socialite, and member of the prominent United States Folger family. He was also the longtime chairman of the board and president of the Folgers Coffee Company. Wikipedia EN

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Peter Folger, Sr.'s Timeline

December 26, 1905
San Francisco, California, United States of America
August 11, 1943
Age 37
San Fracisco, California, United States
August 27, 1980
Age 74
Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, United States of America
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States