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Don Tyson

AKA Donald John Tyson

Born: 21-Apr-1930
Birthplace: Olathe, KS
Died: 6-Jan-2011
Location of death: Fayetteville, AR
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Tyson Foods

Son of chicken magnate John W. Tyson, and became president of Tyson Foods at his father's death in 1967. Net worth $1B (Forbes 2007).

Father: John W. Tyson (founder of Tyson Foods, b. 26-Jul-1905, d. 15-Jan-1967 train wreck)
Mother: Helen Knoll Tyson (b. 8-Oct-1915, m. 1940, d. 15-Jan-1967 train wreck)
Wife: Twilla Jean Womochil (d., one son, three daughters)
Son: John H. Tyson (Tyson executive)
Daughter: Cheryl
Daughter: Carla
Daughter: Joslyn J. Caldwell-Tyson

    University: University of Arkansas (dropped out 1952)

    Tyson Foods President (1967-2000)
    Tyson Foods (1952-67)
    Member of the Board of Tyson Foods (1952-2011, as Chairman, 1952-2001)
    American Meat Institute
    Bayou Leader PAC
    Cantor for Congress
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Friends of Roy Blunt
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Huckabee for President
    John McCain 2008
    Keep Our Mission PAC
    National Chicken Council
    Searchlight Leadership Fund
    Senate Victory Fund PAC
    Tom Delay Congressional Committee
    Granted Immunity (1997)


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