Levi Strauss — American Businessman born on February 26, 1829, died on September 26, 1902

Levi Strauss was a German-American businessman of German Jewish descent who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans. His firm, Levi Strauss & Co., began in 1853 in San Francisco, California... (wikipedia)

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