Candler, Asa Griggs, 1851-1929

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Asa Griggs Candler, businessman, philanthropist, mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, and founder of the Coca-Cola Company, was born 30 December 1851, near Villa Rica, Carroll County, Georgia, and died in Atlanta, Georgia, 12 March 1929. Candler married Lucy Elizabeth Howard (1859-1919) in 1878 and Mary Reagan Little in 1923. As an Atlanta druggist (1873-1890), Candler became sole owner and manufacturer of the Coca-Cola elixir. After selling that company, he invested in real estate, opened banks in Atlanta and elsewhere, was a founder of Atlanta's Chamber of Commerce, and its mayor (1916-1919). Candler helped organize and fund activities of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, including Wesley Memorial Enterprises, Emory College, and Emory University, serving as president of the Board of Trustees of the college (1906-1919) and of the university (1915-1929).

From the description of Asa Griggs Candler papers, 1821-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122385946

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referencedIn Emory College. Emory College financial records, 1834-1949 (bulk 1934-1916) Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library
referencedIn Candler family. Candler family papers, 1875-1974. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Educational Commission. Methodist Episcopal Church, South Educational Commission records, 1914-1918. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Candler, Charles Howard, 1878-1957. Charles Howard and Flora Glenn Candler papers, 1894-1969. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf [Asa Griggs Candler, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Candler, Asa Griggs, 1851-1929. Asa Griggs Candler papers, 1821-1980. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Candler, Warren A. (Warren Akin), 1857-1941. Warren A. Candler papers, 1846-1977. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Thomson, Albert Danner, 1877-1953. Albert Danner Thomson family papers, 1883-1960. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
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associatedWith Candler, Charles Howard, 1878-1957. person
associatedWith Candler family. family
associatedWith Candler family. family
associatedWith Candler, Lucy Beall, 1883-1962. person
associatedWith Candler, Lucy Elizabeth, 1859-1919. person
associatedWith Candler, Warren A. (Warren Akin), 1857-1941. person
associatedWith Coca-Cola Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Dickey, James Edward, 1864-1928. person
associatedWith Dowman, Charles Edward, 1849-1914. person
associatedWith Emory College corporateBody
associatedWith Emory University corporateBody
associatedWith Methodist Episcopal Church, South corporateBody
associatedWith Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Educational Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903. person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Stone, Harry H. (Harry Harlan), 1861- person
associatedWith Thomson, Albert Danner, 1877-1953. person
associatedWith Vanderbilt University corporateBody
associatedWith Wesley Memorial Enterprises. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Georgia
Washington (D.C.)
Illinois--Chicago
Druid Hills (Atlanta, Ga.)
Georgia--Atlanta
Canada
Missouri--Kansas City
New York (State)--New York
Atlanta (Ga.)
Subject
Businessmen--Political activity
Methodist Church--Government
Public Utilities
Methodist Church--Clergy
Methodist church--Education
Universities and colleges
Real estate development
Mayor
Banks and banking
Occupation
Mayors
Philanthropists
Business man
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Birth 1851-12-30

Death 1929-03-12

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