Joseph Whitehead (Coca-Cola bottler)

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Joseph Whitehead
Born 1864
Oxford, Mississippi
Died 1906
Occupation Lawyer, philanthropist

Joseph Brown Whitehead (1864–1906) was a lawyer, who, along with Benjamin Thomas and John Thomas Lupton, obtained exclusive rights from Asa Candler to bottle and sell Coca-Cola.[1]

Whitehead was born in Oxford, Mississippi in 1864.[2] He attended the University of Mississippi and graduated with a degree in law.

He married Lettie Pate in 1895, and then the couple moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee.[3]

In 1889, Whitehead and Thomas met with Candler.[4] Candler gave the two exclusive rights to bottle the soft drink. After this meeting Lupton partnered with them.

Whitehead died in 1906 from pneumonia.


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