This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, Robert Woodruff!


December 6, 1889: Robert Winship Woodruff was the president of The Coca-Cola Company from 1923 until his death in 1985. Under his leadership, he transformed the struggling company into a world renowned brand. Through his many philanthropic contributions in health, education, and culture, he helped Atlanta evolve from “the small, bustling railroad town into a world-class city.”

Source: Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

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“Mr. Anonymous,” Robert W. Woodruff of Coca-Cola