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Armour, Philip Danforth

Born: 1832 AD
Died: 1901 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen

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.