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||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.
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. Hormel married Lilian Belle Gleason in 1892.
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.
-  "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."
- 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.