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date: 23 August 2019

Cudahy, Edward Aloysius, Jr.locked

(22 August 1885–08 January 1966)
  • Fred Carstensen

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Cudahy, Edward Aloysius, Jr. (22 August 1885–08 January 1966), meat packer, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Edward Aloysius Cudahy, a meatpacking plant supervisor, and Elizabeth Murphy. In 1887 his father, his uncle Michael Cudahy, and Philip D. Armour purchased from Sir Thomas J. Lipton a new, small packing plant in South Omaha, Nebraska, with a capacity of a thousand hogs a day. Edward, Sr., moved with his family to South Omaha to manage the plant. Thus, Edward, Jr., grew up in Omaha, where he attended public schools. Meanwhile, his father and uncle Michael bought out Armour in 1890, renamed the company Cudahy Packing Company, and built it into one of the four major packing houses, ranking with Swift, Armour, and Morris....

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