Hartford, George Huntington
- Geoffrey Gneuhs
Hartford, George Huntington (05 September 1833–29 August 1917), cofounder of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) grocery store chain, cofounder of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) grocery store chain, was born in Augusta, Maine, the son of J. Brackett Hartford, a farmer and merchant, and Martha Soren. His schooling was sparse, and he never pursued higher education. His Roman Catholic parents were active in the small fledgling Catholic community in southwest Maine and helped to purchase a former Unitarian church building for the first Catholic church in Augusta, St. Mary’s....