Minor Cooper Keith

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Birthday
19, 1848
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jun 14, 1929 (81)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1848
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jun 14, 1929 (81)

About

Businessman whose United Fruit Company forever changed the landscape of Central American economics and politics.

Before Fame

He used money he made as a lumber surveyor to buy a cattle ranch in Texas.

Trivia

He signed a contract in 1904 with the Guatemalan President Manuel Estrada Cabrera that gave his company tax exemptions, land grants, and control of all railroads on the Atlantic side of Guatemala.

Family Life

His uncle was the famous railroad businessman Henry Meiggs.

Associated With

He and Henry Ford both used tax breaks from abroad to make their products cheaply.

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