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William W. Prince

Armour and Company

1957 - 1969

Food & Tobacco

Military ServiceArmy
1950 b. 1914
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduatePrinceton University
Personal
Born-Died1914 - 1998
BirthplaceMissouri (MO)
RaceWhite
FatherExecutive, High-Level
Era - 1950

Prince took over the estate of his adopted father upon his death and concentrated his efforts on improving Armour, one of Chicago Stock Yards' subsidiaries. When Prince took over Armour, its principal business, meatpacking, was not profitable, but through a series of reorganizations and extensive technological improvements, Armour grew to thrive, earning profits of over $16 million in 1960.