Asa Griggs Candler

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Birthday
30, 1851
Birthplace
Villa Rica, GA
Death Date
Mar 12, 1929 (77)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
30, 1851
Birthplace
Villa Rica, GA
Death Date
Mar 12, 1929 (77)

About

Co-founder of the Coca-Cola company and Atlanta, Georgia's 44th mayor, serving from 1916 until 1919.

Before Fame

He owned a drugstore and produced medicines.

Trivia

He bought the formula for Coca-Cola in 1887 from its inventor John Pemberton for $2,300.

Family Life

He had four children who all became involved in his real-estate business.

Associated With

His name adorned the Candler Building in New York, which had a prominent role in the 1978 Superman movie with Christopher Reeve.