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Gustavus Franklin Swift, Jr. | Inducted between 1948 and 1951

Noted meat packing executive for Swift & Company during the 1930's.

1881-1943 | Artist: Othmar J. Hoffler (1893-1954)

Impact & Accomplishments

Younger brother, Gustavus Franklin Swift, Jr., took over as president of Swift and Company in 1931, serving through 1937. To weather the Great Depression, Gus Swift shifted production to emphasize fresh meats marketed under several Swift brand labels.

Youngest brother, Harold Higgins Swift, was the last of Gustavus’s sons to serve as chairman of the company, in 1948. Swift and Company eventually became a subsidiary of ConAgr and then the Brazilian company JBS S.A. The JBS Swift Group is the largest processor of fresh beef and pork in the world today.

Did You Know?

Color ad in the Saturday Evening Post circa 1934.

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