George Ehret Ruppert

George Ehret Ruppert

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 5 Nov 1948 (aged 73)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Plot Private Family Mausoleum
Memorial ID 6152588 · View Source
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George Ehret Ruppert, 3rd generation American brewer, was the son of Jacob & Anna Gillig-Ruppert and the grandson of Franz & Wilhelmina Zindel-Ruppert. His Bavarian-born grandparents established New York's Turtle Bay Brewery and his father founded the Jacob Ruppert Brewing Co. His famous brother, Congressman Col. Jacob Ruppert Jr., was founder, president & owner of the NY Yankees. George graduated Columbia Law School in 1899 whereupon he quickly joined his father and brother at the brewery. While working in the family business he attended the Wallerstein Brewing Academy. He became brewery secretary in 1910, VP in 1915 and executive secretary & director in 1921. In 1939 he succeeded his brother as president and in 1945 became CEO. George was active in many Catholic charities and once had an audience with Pope Pius XI in 1936. The paradox of George Ruppert's life was that the more important he became the further he slipped into the media background. As his elder brother, Jacob Jr., devoted more of his time to his NY Yankee baseball team, the burden of directing the Ruppert Brewery became more George's personal responsibility. Yet George seemed to prefer to labor in obscurity. At his brother's death in 1939, George could have obtained for himself the headlines that often carried the name of his brother. Yet, he declined the post in favor of Gen. Mgr. Ed Barrow, explaining that he was doing so in the best interests of the Yankees and the brewery. George married twice: Emma Josephine Schwartz (1877-1919) and Pearl B. Jackson (1889-1957), the latter herein interred with him. Emma is interred with her parents at Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York.

Bio by: K. Jacob Ruppert


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  • Created by: K. Jacob Ruppert
  • Added: 3 Feb 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6152588
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Ehret Ruppert (18 Mar 1875–5 Nov 1948), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6152588, citing Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by K. Jacob Ruppert (contributor 46512274) .