Richard Joshua Reynolds (1850-1918)

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Richard Joshua Reynolds (1850-1918)

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Born on Rock Spring Plantation, R.J. Reynolds grew up working in his father's tobacco manufacturing business before moving to Winston-Salem, NC to begin his own company in 1874. This company, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, grew to be a major producer of chewing tobacco and cigarettes, including Camel cigarettes, which still exist today. After his death, the company grew to hold stakes in many different industries, including food and aluminum. Today, R.J. Reynolds' company survives as Reynolds American, Inc., a large corporation that owns many sub companies that specialize in tobacco production and research.

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“Richard Joshua Reynolds (1850-1918),” Southwest Virginia Digital Archive, accessed July 3, 2022, https://di.lib.vt.edu/items/show/2855.