Peter Folger, Sr.
|Birthplace:||San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States|
|Death:||Died in Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, United States|
|Cause of death:||prostate cancer|
|Place of Burial:||Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States|
Son of James Athearn Folger, II and Clara E. Folger
|Occupation:||Businessman, philanthropist, financier.|
|Managed by:||Eldon Clark (C)|
Historical records matching Peter Folger, Sr.
About Peter Folger, Sr.
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.
- James Athearn Folger (1864 - 1921)
- Ines Mejia Folger (1907 - 2007)
- Abigail Anne Folger (1943 - 1969)*
- Calculated relationship
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