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Herbert Henry Dow

Chemical Industrialist Herbert Henry Dow

Profession: Chemical Industrialist

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: The namesake of the internationally recognized Dow Chemical, he succeeded in selling his bromine to American and international markets in the 19th century.

Dow Chemical eventually became one of the largest chemical production companies in the world, and Dow himself held over 90 patents.

Born: February 26, 1866
Birthplace: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: October 15, 1930 (aged 64)
Cause of Death: Cirrhosis of the liver

Historical Events

  • 1897-05-18 Herbert Henry Dow founds Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan

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