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George Forman

Unread postby bourbonv » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:15 pm

If you ever wanted to know more about George Forman - the Forman in Brown-Forman - check out my latest blog at the Filson. http://blog.filsonhistorical.org/
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Re: George Forman

Unread postby EllenJ » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:47 pm

Well Mike, perhaps not surprisingly -- at least to some folks -- I find that we disagree.
I had always heard that George Forman's entry into the Brown organization, and especially Garvin's area of it, was based on his relationship to Garvin's premier product. Here's a photo (carefully crafted, mind you) that proves my point indisputably (well, except maybe for the reference to an official airline, but what the hell...) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: George Forman

Unread postby EllenJ » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:48 pm

OH!!
You meant the OTHER George Forman.
My bad!
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Re: George Forman

Unread postby bourbonv » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:10 pm

That's right John, George Forman (without the "e"). It turns out his brother James Brown Forman was a real Civil War hero. The same day he enlisted as a 1st Lt. he was promoted to Captain of the 15th Kentucky, USA. He then saved the company colors and rallied the men during a battle in November 1862, and promoted to full Colonel at the age of 19. The youngest Colonel in the Western Theater for the Union. He was then killed leading a charge at Stones River on 31 December 1862.
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