George Washington (inventor), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

George Washington (inventor)

American inventor and businessman of Anglo-Belgian origin

Date of Birth: 20-May-1871

Place of Birth: Kortrijk, Flemish Region, Belgium

Date of Death: 29-Mar-1946

Profession: businessperson, inventor, non-fiction writer

Nationality: United States, United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Taurus


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About George Washington (inventor)

  • George Constant Louis Washington (May 20, 1871 – March 29, 1946) was a Belgian-born American inventor and businessman.
  • He is best remembered for his invention of an early instant coffee process and for the company he founded to mass-produce it, the G.
  • Washington Coffee Company.An emigrant from his native Belgium, he arrived in the New York area in 1897 and dabbled in several technical fields before hitting upon instant coffee manufacture during a sojourn in Central America in 1906 or 1907.
  • He began selling his coffee in 1909 and founded a company to manufacture it in 1910.
  • Based in New York and New Jersey, his company prospered and became an important military supplier during World War I.
  • The company's products were also advertised in New York newspapers and on the radio.
  • The success of his company made Washington wealthy, and he lived in a mansion in Brooklyn and then moved to a country estate in New Jersey in 1927.
  • In that same year, he lost a dispute with the tax authorities.
  • Washington was married and had three children. Washington's company was sold to American Home Products in 1943, shortly before his death.
  • Though the coffee brand was discontinued by 1961, Washington's name is still used today in the product G.
  • Washington's Seasoning & Broth.

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