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Wellington Leavitt | Inducted between 1920 and 1936

Life long cattleman and head cattle buyer for Swift & Company.

1854-1927 | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)



Impact & Accomplishments


Wellington Leavitt, known as “Duke,” learned the cattle business working for his father’s firm, Calvin Leavitt & Son, in Brighton, Massachusetts.


Around 1875, he joined Swift and Company at Union Stock Yards, Chicago. Leavitt was Swift’s head cattle buyer for many years. He survived a bout with typhoid fever in 1904.




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