Happy President’s Day — Oval Office Entrepreneurs

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Just for fun, here is a little feature from Entrepreneur Magazine profiling Presidents that were also entrepreneurs, “George Washington built a whiskey distillery on his Mount Vernon property the year he left office. By 1799, Washington’s distillery was one of the largest in the country, producing 11,000 gallons of whiskey annually.”

Apparently Herbert Hoover (who took office as the Depression was revving up) was an early turn around specialist, “After graduating from Stanford, Hoover became a mining engineer and started a consulting firm in 1908. With offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Paris and Petrograd, Hoover helped turn around underperforming mines around the world, then took a share of the profits.”

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