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David H. McConnell

Avon Products

1886 - 1937

Personal Care & Home Products

pre-1900 b. 1858
Born-Died1858 - 1937
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - pre-1900

McConnell was a pioneer in door-to-door selling. With Avon, he created a significant earning opportunity for housewives and other women before they won the right to vote. His products were sold by women in the communities where they and their customers lived, contrary to the model of the traveling salesperson. Under his leadership, Avon enjoyed phenomenal growth and success.