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Abe Plough

Plough

1908 - 1971

Healthcare

1900 b. 1891
male
Personal
Born-Died1891 - 1984
BirthplaceMississippi (MS)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1900

In 1908, with $125 borrowed from his father, Plough formed Plough, Incorporated by selling Antiseptic Heating Oil door to door. Over the next 65 years, Plough transformed his company from a small manufacturer of toiletries to a multinational corporation producing such well known products as Coppertone suntan lotion, St. Joseph Aspirin and Maybelline cosmetics. While spending up to 25% of revenues on advertising to create household brand names, Plough generated top-level financial returns for several years.