John Thompson Dorrance

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Birthday
11, 1873
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 21, 1930 (56)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
11, 1873
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 21, 1930 (56)

About

Chemist and entrepreneur remembered for his invention of a soup condensing process. He led Campbell Soup Company during the second two decades of the twentieth century.

Before Fame

After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Göttingen.

Trivia

After his 1930 death from heart disease, the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey were involved in an extended legal battle over the rights to his estate's death taxes.

Family Life

He grew up in Pennsylvania and later settled in Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey. His marriage to Ethel Mallinckrot produced four daughters and one son.

Associated With

He and Donald Goerke both invented Campbell's Soup processes and products. Goerke created Campbell's Chunky Soup and Spaghetti-O's.