Thomas Cook

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Birthday
22, 1808
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 18, 1892 (83)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
22, 1808
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 18, 1892 (83)

About

Cabinetmaker who started an excursion group that became the Thomas Cook Group.

Before Fame

He organized trips to the Great Exhibition of 1851, to America, and even around the world.

Trivia

His company was sold to a German conglomerate in 2002, but in 2007 spawned a descendant company Thomas Group plc.

Family Life

His son joined him in the company in 1872 and eventually took over.

Associated With

He and Lyman Beecher were both prominent members of their local temperance societies.