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Dr. Louis Perrier
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    (May 22, 1849-May 16, 1913)
    Resided in Nimes, France
    Elected Councillor at large (1870)
    Partner/Owner of Vergze spring (Perrier Water) (1888-1903)
    Namesake of Perrier water
    Perrier sold 5 million bottles by 1908
    Perrier sold 100 million bottles in 1952
    80% share of all imported water in the U.S. (1976)
    Perrier number one world mineral water company (1984)
    Perrier sold 1 billion bottles in 1990
    Nestles purchases Perrier water (1992)
    He made water expensive and trendy.
    Paying for water, can you say 'Emperor's new clothes.'
    His name is close to Dr. Louis Pasteur who also was a french doctor who dabbled with beverages.
    Although he only had a partnership in the spring for 15 years, the water bears his name.
    Despite a successful medical career he decided to go into politics (1870).
    What would eventually be Perrier water was free until Napoleon III granted the rights to use it as part of a spa (June 23, 1863).
    Due to a fire that destroyed the spa, it went bankrupt (1869).
    Almost twenty years later Monsieur Rouvire takes control of the Vergze spring and partners with Dr. Perrier (1888).
    He takes full control of the spring and calls it 'Vergze Company for mineral water, drinks and health products.'
    He makes a number of medicinal claims for this water, including that it is 'therapeutic.'
    He decided to bottle the water and sell it.
    Because of his marketing today people pay billions of dollars for water that should be free.
    It has been proven in test after test that bottled water is not safer or healthier than New York tap water (Bullshit!, 20/20).
    In blind taste tests, New York tap water tends to fall between the middle and top preference among those who normally pay for bottled water.
    In 1990 twelve bottles of Perrier were found to be contaminated with benzine. Perrier came up with many theories before blaming it on an isolated incident.
    It lost most of the U.S. water market to companies like Aquafina and Dasani (both of whom use municipal water supplies).
    He studied medicine in Montpellier, France, graduating in 1862.
    He practiced medicine in Nimes, France.
    Although he won political office and owned the water spring, he continued to treat patients.
    He took full control of the spring and named it 'Vergze Company for mineral water, drinks and health products'
    Perrier water is naturally carbonated due to volcanic gas.
    Within a year of meeting Sir John Harmsworth (his family owned UK's Daily Mail and Daily Tribune) he leased the spring to him and eventually sold it to him (1903).
    Sir John Harmsworth rechristened the spring Perrier in his honor (1903).
    Perrier was the drink of English royalty during the earlier 1900's.
    By 1986, 3,000 employees worked for Perrier water.
    To be safe when the Benzine was found in Perrier bottled water, 260 million bottles were destroyed (1990).
    Salvator Dali and Andy Warhol designed posters and ads for Perrier.
    Orson Welles was a spokesperson for Perrier.
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