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Gilbert Colgate

Colgate-Palmolive Company

1920 - 1928

Personal Care & Home Products

1920 b. 1858
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateYale University
Personal
Born-Died1858 - 1933
BirthplaceNew Jersey (NJ)
RaceWhite
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1920

Colgate merged with the Peet Company and B. J. Johnson, maker of Palmolive soap, the largest selling soap brand in America in the early 1900s. Colgate led the newly merged Colgate, Palmolive-Peet Company with assets of $63 million. The company’s volume increased 25-fold, becoming the second largest manufacturer of soap and toiletry articles in the U.S.