N. K. Fairbank

Businessperson, Deceased Person

1829 – 1903

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Who was N. K. Fairbank?

Nathaniel Kellogg "N.K." Fairbank was a Chicago industrialist whose company, the N.K. Fairbank Co., manufactured soap as well as animal and baking products in conjunction with the great meat packing houses in northern Illinois. The company had factories in Chicago, St. Louis, Montreal and Louisiana and had international offices in the United Kingdom and Germany. Gold Dust Washing Powder, was one of the most successful cleansing product lines in twentieth century North America. Another original Fairbank creation, Fairy Soap, was purchased by Procter & Gamble and remains one of the best-known European household brands.

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Born
1829
Sodus
Also known as
  • Nathaniel Fairbank
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Lake Geneva
Died
1903

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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