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Edward T. Bedford

Corn Products Refining Company

1906 - 1930

Food & Tobacco

1900 b. 1849
Born-Died1849 - 1931
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1900

In 1906, Bedford became president of the newly consolidated Corn Products Refining Company. Under Bedford’s leadership, Corn Products Refining manufactured several forms of oil, including “Mazola,” several forms of sugar, and a grain syrup called “Karo.” Bedford was principally responsible for instituting the packaging era in the industry.