Lonnie Pilgrim

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Birthday
8, 1928
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jul 21, 2017 (89)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1928
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jul 21, 2017 (89)

About

Famous as the founder of the highly successful Pilgrim's Pride chicken company. He also helped establish NETEX Bancorporation and the affiliated Pilgrim Bank.

Before Fame

Pilgrim's Pride was born when Pilgrim opened a feed shop in Texas in the mid 1940s.

Trivia

In the late 1980s, he supported a Texas Senate bill that aimed to overhaul state workers' compensation laws.

Family Life

Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim and his brother Aubrey began their chicken business while living in Pittsburg, Texas.

Associated With

He was a major contributor to the U.S. presidential and Texas gubernatorial campaigns of George W. Bush.