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Colby M. Chester

General Foods Corporation

1924 - 1935

Food & Tobacco

Military ServiceArmy
1920 b. 1877
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateYale University
GraduateJD, New York Law School
Personal
Born-Died1877 - 1965
BirthplaceMaryland (MD)
RaceWhite
FatherProfessional
Era - 1920

Under Chesterís leadership, General Foodsí annual sales rose from $25 million in 1924 to $120 million in 1935. In 1927, Chester began manufacturing Sanka Coffee, and in 1928, he acquired the Cheek-Neal Coffee Company, makers of Maxwell House Coffee. Chester continued his acquisitions, adding the Certo Corporation and the Frosted Foods Company in 1929 and the Dunlop Milling Company in 1931.