Name: Mallinckrodt, Edward
Profession: Business Person
Born/Started: Jan. 21, 1845
Died/Ended: Feb. 01, 1928
Description: Edward Mallinckrodt was born in North St. Louis, although his family was from Germany. He went back to Germany in 1864 to study chemistry at the Fresenius’ laboratory in Wiesbaden and the De Haen Chemical Works near Hanover with his brother Otto. They returned to the United States in 1867 and, with their older brother Gustav, started G. Mallinckrodt & Company, a chemical manufacturing company. Both brothers died in the early years of the business and Edward temporarily lost his eyesight after an explosion in the laboratory.
The business incorporated in 1882 as Mallinckrodt Chemical Works with Edward Mallinckrodt as its president. It expanded rapidly and, within the next 40 years, produced 1,500 chemical products. It operated branch offices in New York, New Jersey, Toronto, and Montreal.
Edward Mallinckrodt also established the National Ammonia Company in 1889. He was head of the board of trustees of St. Luke’s Hospital, director of the Missouri Botanical Garden, president of the Mercantile Library, and a board member of Washington University. [Final Resting Place, p. 70]
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