back to list

James S. Love

Burlington Industries

1923 - 1948

Fabric & Apparel

Military ServiceAir Force
1920 b. 1896
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateHarvard University
Personal
Born-Died1896 - 1962
BirthplaceMassachusetts (MA)
RaceWhite
FatherNon-Profit / Other
Era - 1920

Beginning as a rayon producer, Love built the world’s largest textile mill by the mid-1950s. Love, the architect of the company’s growth, expanded the company to 22 plants by 1936 and bought six hosiery mills. After World War II, he increased the company’s annual sales to $150 million.