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Featured Biography: Joseph A. Campbell: Founder of Campbell's Soup

Joseph A. Campbell

Joseph A. Campbell (15 May 1817 - 27 March 1900) started the company that introduced condensed tomato soup in 1897.

He was born in Cumberland County, New Jersey, on 15 May 1817 to James Campbell (a blacksmith, born 25 Feb 1786, died 1856) and Hannah Ogden Campbell. His parents had married on 28 March 1810.

In 1869, he opened a canning factory at 41 North 2nd Street in Camden, New Jersey, with Abraham A. Anderson as a partner. They called it the Anderson & Campbell Preserve Company. Previously, Campbell had been a fruit merchant; Anderson was an icebox maker.
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