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David H. McConnell
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Entrepreneur
    (July 18, 1858-January 20, 1937)
    Resided in Suffern on the Ramapo
    Created the California Perfume Company (1886- ), (became Avon - October 6, 1939)
    He marketed his product door-to-door.
    He began work as a door-to-door salesman at sixteen.
    He sold books door-to-door with little success.
    Although the company was based and found in New York it was named the California Perfume Company. His main investor was from California.
    He named his son after himself.
    As a gimmick to gain entry into homes while selling books, he offered a free vial of perfume. The perfume became an instant hit.
    He and a local pharmacist originated his first perfume.
    During the depression, he instituted short period sales (discounts for a three week period).
    He felt the door-to-door approach was best in rural areas.
    At the time of his death, he employed over 30,000 people.
    Avon is still one of the world's largest sellers of cosmetics.
    His son David McConnell, Jr. inherited Avon.
    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 40 Votes: 77.50% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 19 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 25 Votes: 68.00% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 74 Votes: 58.11% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 89 Votes: 64.04% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 144 Votes: 52.78% Annoying
 
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