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 Asa Griggs Candler Sr.

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Asa Griggs Candler Sr. Famous memorial

Birth
Villa Rica, Douglas County, Georgia, USA
Death 12 Mar 1929 (aged 77)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Plot : Section 35, Lot 447, Grave 3
Memorial ID 6009571 View Source

Businessman, 41st Mayor of Atlanta (1917 to 1919). Prominent Atlanta business figure who bought the formula for Coca-Cola (invented by pharmacist John Pemberton) and turned it into a household name through innovative promotion and marketing. Reportedly, he paid $2,300 for the formula in 1887. In 1919, he gave most of the stock of Coke to his children, whom later sold the company for $25,000,000. In his later life, he became known as a generous philanthropist.

Bio by: Kent Brown


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kent Brown
  • Added: 2 Dec 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6009571
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6009571/asa-griggs-candler : accessed ), memorial page for Asa Griggs Candler Sr. (30 Dec 1851–12 Mar 1929), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6009571, citing Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .