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Samuel P. Colt

United States Rubber Company

1892 - 1918

Chemicals & Industrial

pre-1900 b. 1852
UndergraduateMassachusetts Institute of Technology
GraduateJD, Columbia University
Born-Died1852 - 1921
BirthplaceNew Jersey (NJ)
Era - pre-1900

Colt organized United States Rubber into a vertically integrated business with a centralized administration. Colt also diversified United States Rubber to include non-footwear items, such as tires, which were a booming market at the time of his tenure. Colt grew United States Rubber rapidly increasing the capitalization of the company to over $75 million.