Famous as the founder of the highly successful Pilgrim's Pride chicken company. He also helped establish NETEX Bancorporation and the affiliated Pilgrim Bank.
Pilgrim's Pride was born when Pilgrim opened a feed shop in Texas in the mid 1940s.
In the late 1980s, he supported a Texas Senate bill that aimed to overhaul state workers' compensation laws.
Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim and his brother Aubrey began their chicken business while living in Pittsburg, Texas.
He was a major contributor to the U.S. presidential and Texas gubernatorial campaigns of George W. Bush.