George A. Hormel

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George A. Hormel
Born George Albert Hormel
(1860-12-04)December 4, 1860
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Died June 5, 1946(1946-06-05) (aged 85)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death heart failure
Known for Founder of Hormel Foods Corporation
Spouse(s) Lillian Belle Gleason Hormel
Children Jay Catherwood Hormel
Parent(s) John George Hormel
Susannah "Susan" Decker Hormel
Relatives James Hormel (grandson)
Geordie Hormel (grandson)
Benjamin Hormel (brother)
John Hormel (brother)
Elizabeth Hormel (sister)
Smokey 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.

Early life[edit]

Hormel was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1860 to German immigrant John George Hormel, a leather tanner and Susannah "Susan" Hormel (née Decker) and later settled in Austin, Minnesota.[1] Hormel married Lilian Belle Gleason in 1892.[2]

Hormel Foods Corporation[edit]

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.

Death[edit]

He died on June 5, 1946 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 85.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] "George Albert Hormel, the son of German immigrants, used the knowledge, skills, and values he learned from his family to succeed as an independent meatpacker in an industry dominated by corporate giants."
  2. ^ Gaul, Anita. "George A. Hormel." In Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present, vol. 3, edited by Giles R. Hoyt. German Historical Institute. Last modified September 05, 2013.