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J. Ogden Armour

Armour and Company

1901 - 1923

Food & Tobacco

1900 b. 1863
male
Personal
Born-Died1863 - 1927
BirthplaceWisconsin (WI)
RaceWhite
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1900

Upon the death of his father in 1901, Armour took over the direction of Armour and Company. Under his management, sales increased from $200 million in 1900 to $1 billion in 1920. When Armour retired in 1923, the company employed over 40,000 persons and was a leader in the meat-packing business.