Marjorie Merriweather Post
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) was a leading American
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and the founder of General Foods
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She was the daughter of C. W. Post
C. W. Post
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and Ella Letitia Merriweather. At age 27, when her father died, she became the owner of the rapidly growing Postum Cereal Company, founded in 1895. She was subsequently the wealthiest woman in America, when her fortune reached approximately USD
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Post married four times.