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United Fruit Company

COMPANY

Once the single largest owner of banana plantations in Central America (circa 1899). After merging with AMK Corporation, changed its name to United Brands in 1970, and to Chiquita Brands in 1989.

Industry:
Agriculture

EXECUTIVES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Thomas Dudley Cabot
Business
1-May-1897 8-Jun-1995 CEO of Cabot, 1922-60
Walter Bedell Smith
Government
5-Oct-1895 9-Aug-1961 CIA Director, 1950-53

PAST BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Allen W. Dulles
Spy
7-Apr-1893 29-Jan-1969 CIA Director, 1953-61
Walter Bedell Smith
Government
5-Oct-1895 9-Aug-1961 CIA Director, 1950-53
Robert E. Wood
Business
13-Jun-1879 6-Nov-1969 Chairman of Sears, 1939-54


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