CW Post

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Birthday
26, 1854
Birthplace
Springfield, IL
Death Date
May 9, 1914 (59)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1854
Birthplace
Springfield, IL
Death Date
May 9, 1914 (59)

About

Creator of the Post brand cereals Grape Nuts, Corn Flakes, and others.

Before Fame

He attended Illinois Industrial University but did not graduate. Before making his fortune, he tried farming and real estate, but left because of stress and overwork.

Trivia

He opposed the trade union movement and was not fondly remembered by the National Association of Manufacturers.

Family Life

He was married to Leila Young from 1904 until his death in 1914. He had one daughter, Marjorie Merriweather Post, in 1887.

Associated With

He grew up in Springfield, Illinois, the same town where then-president Abraham Lincoln spent his boyhood.