Strauss, Levi, 1829-1902

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Levi Strauss (b. Feb. 26, 1829, Buttenheim, Germany–d. Sept. 26, 1902, San Francisco, CA) was a German-American businessman who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans. His firm of Levi Strauss & Co. began in 1853 in San Francisco, California.
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referencedIn Fierman, Floyd S. Papers, ca. 1847-[19--]. American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Case 1211, Levi Strauss vs. A.B. Elfelt et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration National Archives at San Francisco
referencedIn Portraits of University of California individuals and groups, ca. 1850-[ongoing] The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
referencedIn Deposition of Wm T. Frank from Civil Case File 1853-1912, Case # 1211 Levi Strauss et al vs A.B. Elfelt et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration National Archives at San Francisco
referencedIn Special Reports Relating to War Trade Board Investigations, 1917 - 1919 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Summons from U.S. Circuit Court Civil Case 1211, Levi Strauss et al vs A. B. Elfelt et al (1874-1875). United States. National Archives and Records Administration National Archives at San Francisco
referencedIn VISION USA, NO. 01 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Deposition of Jacob W. Davis from Civil Case Files 1853-1912, Case #1211 Levi Strauss et al vs A.B. Elfelt et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration National Archives at San Francisco
referencedIn Desposition of W.T.Frank from Civil Case File 1853-1912, Case # 1211 Levi Strauss et al vs A.B.Elfelt et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration National Archives at San Francisco
referencedIn Western Jewish History Center. 180. Magnes collection on Levi Strauss and Company, 1950-1974. UC Berkeley Libraries
Satisfaction and Order of Judgment from Civil Case File 1853-1912, Case # 1211 Levi Strauss et al vs A. B. Elfelt United States. National Archives and Records Administration National Archives at San Francisco
referencedIn Suit at Law for Infringement of Patent from Civil Case Files 1853 -1912, Civil Case # 1211 Levi Strauss et al vs A.B. Elfelt United States. National Archives and Records Administration National Archives at San Francisco
referencedIn Photograph Signing: Levi Strauss Jimmy Carter Library
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Federal Republic of Germany 00 DE
San Francisco CA US
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Birth 1829-02-26

Death 1902-09-26

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