Clarence Saunders

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Birthday
9, 1881
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Oct 14, 1953 (72)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
9, 1881
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Oct 14, 1953 (72)

About

American grocer who developed the first self-service grocery model with the Piggly Wiggly store. His ideas have had a major influence on the development of the modern supermarket.

Before Fame

He worked in a general store when he was fourteen and later in a Coke plant and a sawmill before returning to groceries.

Trivia

He branded several of his ventures under "Clarence Saunders Sole Owner of My Name" including his football team and chain of his stores.

Family Life

He had three children with his first wife, Carolyn Walker, and one child with his second wife, Patricia Bomberg.

Associated With

He campaigned for Tennessee governor Austin Peay.