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Levi Strauss

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Hallie Erlich

on 14 April 2010

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Double click anywhere & add an idea date of birth Date of Birth: February 26, 1829 Death Date: September 26, 1902 Accomplishments German-Jewish immigrant to the United States who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans. His firm, Levi Strauss Co., began in 1853 in San Francisco, California Mr. Strauss was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1994. Legacy A Levi Strauss museum is maintained in Buttenheim, Germany, located in the 1687 house where Strauss was born
Visitors Center at Levi Strauss Co. world headquarters in San Francisco, which features a number of historical exhibits Contributions Levi’s have been sold for 130 years and are still very popular today.

Levi Strauss actively supported orphanages, charities, and the Jewish community American-jewish life connection - The American Jewish community has played a vital role in shaping the politics, culture, commerce and multiethnic character of Southern California and the American West
- Beginning in mid-19th century, when entrepreneurs like Levi Strauss first ventured out West, American Jews became a major force in the establishment and development of the budding Western territories
- Since 1970, the number of Jews in the West has more than tripled. This dramatic shift has made California home to the second largest Jewish population in the United States
- The American Jewish population is today more fluid than at any other time in our nation's history By: Hallie Erlich
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