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Oral history interview with Thomas C. Fogarty, 1975

Creator: Fogarty, Thomas C.
Project: Continental Group project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 153 pages Sound recording: 3 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

President and Chairman of the Board of Continental Can Company, Inc.

Scope and Contents

Education at Harvard; early work experience; salesman at Continental Can, 1929; packers vs. general line sales during 1920s and 1930s; history of American, National and Continental competition; development of beer and coffee can sales and equipment; changes in personnel and administrative hierarchy; impressions of Carle Conway, Hans Eggerss, Lucius Clay and others; impact of Heller Associates; Hazel-Atlas, Robert Gair and Bitner acquisitions; international expansion; attitude towards acquisitions and mergers.


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