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Gail Borden III

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Gail Borden III

Inventor of Condensed Milk, Founder of the Borden Company


Who was Gail Borden?

Gail Borden was an inventor, businessman and newspaper editor. He was also a land surveyor and helped to survey the cities of Houston and Galveston. Gail Borden is probably best known for his invention of condensed milk and for starting the New York Condensed Milk Company which later changed its name to the Borden Dairy Company.

Famous Kin

Gail Borden has some famous political figures in his family tree including Sir Robert Baird Borden, Prime Minister of Canada, Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, Samuel Ward King, Governor of Rhode Island, Adlai Stevenson III, United States Senator from Illinois, and Stephen A. Douglas, also a United States Senator from Illinois who was famous for his debates with Abraham Lincoln.

Gail Borden has family connections to a number of celebrities including singer and songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt, author Tennessee Williams, television journalist Anderson Cooper, actress Paget Brewster and actor Christopher Lloyd. He also has a couple of infamous people in his family tree. They are Benedict Arnold, traitor of the American Revolution, and Lizzie Borden, accused of murdering her father and step-mother.

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