Yesterday we celebrated the birthday of P&G founder William Procter’s son, William A. Procter (pictured here with his wife, Charlotte). Born in 1834, Procter joined the partnership in 1851 and grew to know every aspect of our operations, serving as a General Manager of our Central Avenue Plant and later as President of the company.
William A. Procter was instrumental in building the company’s business, and the local Cincinnati community. Throughout his life, he gave generously—and anonymously—to many worthy institutions under the name "Sunshine." Upon his death in 1907, the Cincinnati Post reported that William A. Procter "was a man of positive but kindly manner with a will that, when set, was inflexible. No man could have been purer in his private or business life, and he enjoyed the confidence and entire respect of all who knew him.”