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American Frank PERDUE

born Franklin Parsons PERDUE

American businessman, president and CEO of Perdue Farms

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on May 09, 1920 in Salisbury, Maryland, USA
Died: on March 31, 2005 in Salisbury, Maryland, USA


Perdue Farms was founded in 1920 by Arthur Perdue with his wife, Pearl Perdue who had been keeping a small flock of chickens. Their son, Frank, joined the company in 1939 at age 19 after dropping out of college.

Now recognized as a visionary, Frank Perdue's promotion of the Perdue brand through high-profile advertising resulted in its being the first well-known brand of chicken in the U.S. He turned over leadership of Perdue Farms to his son, Jim Perdue, in 1991.

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