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David Burpee

W. A. Burpee Company

1917 - 1970

Agriculture & Mining

1910 b. 1893
Born-Died1893 - 1980
BirthplacePennsylvania (PA)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1910

In 1917, the same year W. A.. Burpee Company was incorporated and Burpee was named president, sales were $900,000. By 1959, Burpee had grown the company to become the largest reputed seed catalog mail order house in the world with sales over $6 million. More than 50 flowers and vegetables, which have been introduced by Burpee, have won All-American awards.