David Burpee
In 1917, the same year W. A.. Burpee Company was incorporated and Burpee was named president, sales were $900,000. By 1959, Burpee had grown the company to become the largest reputed seed catalog mail order house in the world with sales over $6 million. More than 50 flowers and vegetables, which have been introduced by Burpee, have won All-American awards.