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Beam, James Beauregard (Colonel Jim Beam)

Born: 1864 AD
Died: 1947 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen, Manufacturers


1864 - Jim Beam Colonel James Beauregard Beam was born. American businessman and bourbon distiller.

1882 - James B. Beam began working at his father's distillery, learning the family bourbon making secrets as the fourth generation of Beams to carry on the family tradition.

         - The Beam & Hart Distillery was famous for a brand the called Old Tub whiskey.

1895 - James Beauregard Beam was only 30 years old when he took over the family distillery, a year before its one-hundredth anniversary.

1933 - Jim Beam reopened the plant after prohibition with new partners.

         - With the repeal of prohibition, the James Beam Distilling Co. of Clermont, Kentucky, was incorporated on August 14th.


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