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Asa Griggs Candler

Asa Griggs Candler, born on 30 December 1851, was an American business tycoon who established the Coca-Cola Company. He was also a banker and real estate developer. Image source: www.nocookie.net

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Asa Griggs Candler

Candler was a successful manufacturer of patent medicines, and he bought the formula for Coca-Cola from its inventor John Stith Pemberton in 1888. Image source: www.authorsxpress.com

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Asa Griggs Candler

In 1916, when Candler was elected as a reform mayor to sort out Atlantic’s fiscal chaos, he handed most of his business enterprises, including the Coca-Cola Company, to his children. Image source: www.britannica.com

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Asa Griggs Candler

In 1917, when the United States entered World War I, the Atlantans had hoped that their city would be the location of Camp Gordon, a military training facility. This became possible when Candler provided large personal loans to facilitate the construction of water and sewer services to the site. Image source: www.lugenfamilyoffice.com

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Candler did not approve of alcohol consumption and strongly objected to the slang terms of ‘Coke’ and ‘dope’ for his product. By 1920, Candler won an extended legal battle with the Food and Drug Administration over the healthfulness of Coca-Cola. Image source: www.famous-entrepreneurs.com

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