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Leon L. Bean

L. L. Bean

1912 - 1967

Retail

1910 b. 1872
male
Personal
Born-Died1872 - 1967
BirthplaceMaine (ME)
RaceWhite
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - 1910

Beginning with a self-made rubber hunting boot, Bean created a retailing giant and became one of the pioneers of the mail-order industry, introducing the first Bean’s catalog in 1914. He instilled a “customer first” culture with generous return and service policies that have continued to permeate the organization for over 85 years.