John Francis Queeny

John Francis Queeny (August 17, 1859 – March 19, 1933) was an American businessman.wikipedia
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Monsanto

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He founded the Monsanto Chemical Works (later the Monsanto Company) in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 26, 1901, with $5,000.
The founder was John Francis Queeny, a 30‑year veteran of the nascent pharmaceutical industry.

Edgar Monsanto Queeny

He married Olga Mendez Monsanto with whom he had two children, one of whom was Edgar Monsanto Queeny, who would later serve as Chairman of his company.
Edgar Monsanto Queeny was the son of John Francis Queeny and his wife, Olga Méndez Monsanto.

St. Louis

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He founded the Monsanto Chemical Works (later the Monsanto Company) in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 26, 1901, with $5,000.

Missouri

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He founded the Monsanto Chemical Works (later the Monsanto Company) in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 26, 1901, with $5,000.

Chicago

Chicago, IllinoisChicago, ILCity of Chicago
Born in Chicago, Illinois, he attended school for 6 years until the Great Chicago Fire forced him, at the age of 12, to look for full-time employment, which he found with Tolman and King for $2.50 per week.

Illinois

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Born in Chicago, Illinois, he attended school for 6 years until the Great Chicago Fire forced him, at the age of 12, to look for full-time employment, which he found with Tolman and King for $2.50 per week.

Great Chicago Fire

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Born in Chicago, Illinois, he attended school for 6 years until the Great Chicago Fire forced him, at the age of 12, to look for full-time employment, which he found with Tolman and King for $2.50 per week.

Meyer Brothers Drug Company

He moved to St. Louis in 1897 to work for Meyer Brothers Drug Company, one of the largest wholesale pharmaceutical companies at the time.

Saccharin

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Two years after that, he founded Monsanto Chemical Works, and began producing saccharine, which he sold to Meyer Brothers.

Bellefontaine Cemetery

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Queeny is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.

Queeny Tower

Queeny Tower, built in 1965 and named for Monsanto Company founder John Francis Queeny, is a medical facility on the campus of Washington University School of Medicine.

November 1901

John Francis Queeny, a chemist in St. Louis, Missouri, filed the paperwork to incorporate the Monsanto Chemical Works, Inc. as a manufacturer of food additives . During the 20th century, Monsanto would become one of the world's largest chemical and biotechnology corporations.