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William C. Procter

Procter & Gamble Company

1907 - 1930

Personal Care & Home Products

1900 b. 1862
UndergraduatePrinceton University
Born-Died1862 - 1934
BirthplaceOhio (OH)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1900

Under Procter's guidance, P&G grew out of its mid-western roots as a soap producer into a national consumer goods conglomerate. Procter was responsible for the creation of many famous brands, including Crisco shortening, but also played a large role in improving his company's labor relations by creating extensive profit sharing and pension plans.