George J. Mecherle

Organization founder

1877 – 1951

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Who was George J. Mecherle?

George Jacob "G.J." Mecherle was the founder of State Farm Insurance, headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois. Mecherle, a farmer who became an insurance agent also, founded State Farm after becoming dissatisfied with the insurance rates charged to farmers, as those rates included the risks of city drives as well.

Mr. Mecherle was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1985.

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Born
Jun 7, 1877
Merna
Also known as
  • George Mecherle
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Bloomington
Died
Mar 10, 1951
Bloomington

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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