John Pemberton
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John Pemberton

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Birthday
8, 1831
Birthplace
Knoxville, GA
Death Date
Aug 16, 1888 (57)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1831
Birthplace
Knoxville, GA
Death Date
Aug 16, 1888 (57)

About

Pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola while looking for a new temperance-friendly drink.

Before Fame

He served in the Civil War in the Confederate Army.

Trivia

His bookkeeper suggested that he name the new drink Coca-Cola.

Family Life

His family moved from the small town of Knoxville to Columbus, Georgia, when he was a child. In 1853, he married Miss Lewis in Columbus. They had only one child named Charles Ney Pemberton. In 1853, he married Miss Lewis in Columbus. Their only child, Charles Ney Pemberton, was born in 1854.

Associated With

His recipe was purchased by Asa Candler for $2,300, and they created the Coca-Cola company together.