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Asa Griggs Candler

Asa Griggs Candler Biography

Entrepreneur


ABOUT
Co-founder of the Coca-Cola company and Atlanta, Georgia's 44th mayor, serving from 1916 until 1919.
BEFORE FAME
He owned a drugstore and produced medicines.

FAMILY LIFE
He had four children who all became involved in his real-estate business.
ASSOCIATED WITH
His name adorned the Candler Building in New York, which had a prominent role in the 1978 Superman movie with Christopher Reeve.
TRIVIA
He bought the formula for Coca-Cola in 1887 from its inventor John Pemberton for $2,300.

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