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Charles E. Hires

Charles E. Hires Company

1890 - 1918

Food & Tobacco

pre-1900 b. 1851
Born-Died1851 - 1937
BirthplaceNew Jersey (NJ)
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - pre-1900

Hires invented one of the world’s most popular soft drinks – root beer. He incorporated his company with a capitalization of $300,000, which steadily expanded into millions. He was also a pioneer in the production of condensed milk, organizing six companies, which operated 21 milk plants in various dairy regions of the U.S.