Edgar Monsanto Queeny (Edgar Monsanto Queeny)

Edgar Monsanto Queeny

Businessman. The son of John F. Queeny, the founder of the Monsanto Company, Edgar showed a flair for writing by starting the company’s first employee newspaper even before his father retired. He had many different ideas for the company and took it to new heights. Monsanto went public just before the stock market crash of 1929, but with an expanded product line the company still managed to make a profit. Edgar also instilled trust and loyalty by bringing better pay, shorter work hours and fringe benefits to his employees–something his father would never have done. (bio by: Connie Nisinger)  Family links:  Parents:  John Francis Queeny (1859 – 1933)  Olga Mendez Monsanto Queeny (1871 – 1938)  Spouse:  Ethel Schneider Queeny (1898 – 1975)  Sibling:  Edgar Monsanto Queeny (1897 – 1968)  Olguita Monsanto Queeny Berington (1899 – 1981)* *Calculated relationship


  • September, 29, 1897


  • July, 07, 1968


  • Bellefontaine Cemetery
  • Missouri
  • USA

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