Gail Borden

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Birthday
9, 1801
Birthplace
Norwich, NY
Death Date
Jan 11, 1874 (72)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1801
Birthplace
Norwich, NY
Death Date
Jan 11, 1874 (72)

About

One of America's earliest food scientists who most notably invented a method to condense milk so that it would have a longer shelf life. He also created the "meat biscuit" for stylers crossing the plains who need portable concentrated food.

Before Fame

His only form of formal schooling was in Indiana and hew worked as a county surveyor in Mississippi for a number of years.

Trivia

Though practical, his meat biscuit received widespread adoption by established commercial interest, and he lost so much money on the venture that he needed financiers to help him start his condensed milk venture.

Family Life

He was born in Norwich, New York, to a pioneer family, and spent much of his early life on the road.

Associated With

While he came up with a way to preserve milk, Frank Mars found a way to commercially combine it with chocolate to make a great tasting candy bar.