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 Edward John Noble

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Edward John Noble

Birth
Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death
28 Dec 1958 (aged 76)
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
237861912 View Source

American broadcasting and candy industrialist. He co-founded the Life Savers Corporation in 1913 and created the tin-foil wrappers that keep the mints fresh. He purchased the rights for the candy for $2,900.00 and created a multimillion dollar operation.

In 1938 he became the first chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, responsible for training pilots as World War II approached.

In 1939 he was appointed the first Under Secretary of Commerce by Franklin D. Roosevelt in a role that was created especially for him and served until August of 1940.

In 1943 he founded the American Broadcasting Company after purchasing the Blue Network (formerly part of NBC) because the FCC ordered RCA to divest itself of one of its two radio networks.

In 1943 Noble bought the St. Catherine Island off the coast of Georgia which was eventually transferred to the Edward J Noble foundation in 1968, ten years after his death.

Noble has three hospitals and a foundation named after him.

American broadcasting and candy industrialist. He co-founded the Life Savers Corporation in 1913 and created the tin-foil wrappers that keep the mints fresh. He purchased the rights for the candy for $2,900.00 and created a multimillion dollar operation.

In 1938 he became the first chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, responsible for training pilots as World War II approached.

In 1939 he was appointed the first Under Secretary of Commerce by Franklin D. Roosevelt in a role that was created especially for him and served until August of 1940.

In 1943 he founded the American Broadcasting Company after purchasing the Blue Network (formerly part of NBC) because the FCC ordered RCA to divest itself of one of its two radio networks.

In 1943 Noble bought the St. Catherine Island off the coast of Georgia which was eventually transferred to the Edward J Noble foundation in 1968, ten years after his death.

Noble has three hospitals and a foundation named after him.


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