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Armour, Philip Danforth

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Born: 1832 AD
Died: 1901 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen

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1832 - Born on the 16th of May in Stockbridge, New York.

1852 - He walked across the country to mine the gold fields of California, and earned US$ several thousand dollars there.

1883 - In order to get his meat products to market he followed the lead of rival Gustavus Swift when he established the Armour Refrigerator Line.

1893 - He donated $1 million to found the Armour Institute of Technology (a privately endowed coeducational college).

1898-1899 - The company's reputation was tarnished by the scandal in which it was charged with selling tainted beef.

1900 - He endeavor soon became the largest private refrigerator car fleet in the U.S.

1901 - Died on the 6th of January of pneumonia at his Chicago home.


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