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Oscar F. Mayer

Oscar Mayer and Company

1888 - 1928

Food & Tobacco

pre-1900 b. 1859
male
Personal
Born-Died1859 - 1955
BirthplaceGermany
RaceWhite
FatherLaborer, Skilled
Era - pre-1900

Mayer, an immigrant from Germany, founded a meat packing business in Chicago. The company grew from 12 employees in 1919 to over 8,000 by 1955, and it had four additional packaging plants in various states. By the end of his tenure, the company’s annual sales amounted to $225 million.