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R.J. Reynolds
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Entrepreneur
    (1850-1918)
    Born in Patrick County, Virginia
    Birth name is Richard Joshua Reynolds
    Resided in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    Founded R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (1874)
    Manufactured Camel cigarettes
    He used tobacco to build his wealth.
    At 53, he married his cousin who was 30 years his junior.
    He named his first son Richard Joshua Reynolds, Jr.
    He died leaving 4 children who had not reached their teen years.
    He became famous for introducing Prince Albert chewing tobacco (1907).
    He named his cigarette Camels to give it a Turkish orient feel.
    The original logo was Barnum and Bailey circus' camel 'Old Joe.'
    Ironically he died of pancreatic cancer, due to chewing tobacco.
    He purchased 1,000 acre for his home Reynolda.
    30 years after his death most of Reynolda was donated to Wake Forest University (1951).
    He paid his workers high wages.
    There is a high school, name in his honor.
    His grandson, Patrick, is an anti-smoking activist.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 25 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 15 Votes: 73.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 51 Votes: 72.55% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 31 Votes: 61.29% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 63 Votes: 69.84% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 134 Votes: 78.36% Annoying
 
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