LEON LEONWOOD BEAN
founder of L.L. Bean (1912)
“Here’s the story of a man who stayed in his home town of Freeport, Maine, when its population was 965 people, and built a million dollar a year business out of a general shoe and gent’s furnishings store where trade sometimes climbed dizzily to $30 a day. No big industrialist, no tycoon a la Wall Street, Leon Leonwood Bean nevertheless ranks high in any compilation of business men who have succeeded under the system of free American enterprise.” —“Keep It Quaint” (June 1, 1941)
Lyle Goodhue and William Sullivan invent the first disposable aerosol cans.
FIRST IN FORBES
SEPTEMBER 15, 1941 “Business in a New Era”