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John F. Queeny

Monsanto Chemical Company

1901 - 1928

Chemicals & Industrial

1900 b. 1859
Born-Died1859 - 1933
BirthplaceIllinois (IL)
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1900

When base-chemical shipments stopped coming from Germany during World War I, Queeny kept his company afloat by transforming it into its own raw materials producer. By the time of his death, Monsanto had grown into a diversified chemical company with a capitalization of $29 million in 1929.