George A. Hormel
|George A. Hormel|
|Born||George Albert Hormel
December 4, 1860
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
|Died||June 5, 1946
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death
|Known for||Founder of Hormel Foods Corporation|
|Spouse(s)||Lillian Belle Gleason Hormel|
|Children||Jay Catherwood Hormel|
|Parents||John George Hormel
Susannah "Susan" Decker Hormel
|Relatives||James Hormel (grandson)
Geordie Hormel (grandson)
Benjamin Hormel (brother)
John Hormel (brother)
Elizabeth Hormel (sister)
Smoky Hormel (great-grandson)
Germaine Dubois Hormel (daughter-in-law)
George Albert Hormel (December 4, 1860 – June 5, 1946) was the founder of Hormel Foods Corporation (then known as George A. Hormel & Co.) in 1891. His ownership stake in the company made him one of the wealthiest Americans during his lifetime.
Hormel Foods Corporation
He established his meat packing company in 1891 and established a food company that continues to thrive today.
He remained head of the company until 1929 when he passed it to his son Jay Catherwood Hormel.
Hormel's grandson, James Hormel was the United States Ambassador to Luxembourg from 1999 to 2001 and was the first openly LGBT person to serve as ambassador. His great-grandson, Smokey Hormel was a lead vocalist in Smokey & Miho.