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John R. Hegeman

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

1891 - 1918

Finance

pre-1900 b. 1844
male
Personal
Born-Died1844 - 1919
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
RaceWhite
Era - pre-1900

Hegeman expanded Metropolitan Life from a struggling company into a nationwide concern. He increased the number of insurance policies from 10,000 in 1870 to nearly 20 million in 1918. During his presidency, the company’s income increased from $11 million to $200 million.