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Franklin P. Perdue

Perdue Farms

1953 - 1988

Food & Tobacco

1950 b. 1920
male
Personal
Born-Died1920
BirthplaceMaryland (MD)
RaceWhite
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1950

Under Perdue’s total-control leadership style, Perdue Farms grew from a small Maryland chicken farm into the United States’ third largest chicken producer with sales of almost $1 billion in the late 1980s. Perdue built his business on quality, becoming the personal spokesperson for the first-ever real brand name chicken.