Howard Candler

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Howard Candler
Born (1878-12-02)December 2, 1878
Atlanta, Georgia
Died October 1, 1957(1957-10-01)
Occupation Early involvement in The Coca-Cola Company

Howard Candler (1878-1957) ran the Coca-Cola Company for two years beginning in 1917 when he received control as a gift from his father.

He was the oldest son of his father, Asa Griggs Candler. In 1917, Howard Candler gained complete control of The Coca-Cola Company as a Christmas present from his father.[citation needed] His younger siblings took seats of the board while he ran the operations. Howard only ran the business for two years, and then he sold the company to a group of investors led by Ernest Woodruff.