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Mayer, Oscar Gottfriedlocked

(10 March 1888–05 March 1965)
  • Robert L. Berner


Mayer, Oscar Gottfried (10 March 1888–05 March 1965), meat packer, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Bavarian immigrants Oscar Ferdinand Mayer, also a and Louise Christine Greiner. The local meat market and sausage factory that his father and two uncles operated in Chicago would become Oscar Mayer and Company, and it was at the meat market that Mayer began to learn the business at an early age. At six, though he had to stand on an upturned tub to reach the counter, he learned to link sausages. After graduating from Robert Waller High School in Chicago in 1905, he entered Harvard, where he wrote for the ...

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