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Wrigley, William Jr.

Born: 1861 AD
Died: 1932 AD
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US businessman, chewing gum manufacturer, and baseball executive

 

founder and eponym of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. 1891

 

introduced Spearmint flavor 1899

 

acquired Zeno Co. 1911

 

ordered construction of Wrigley Building in Chicago (completed 1924)