James Gamble (18031891) was a U. Based Irish soapmaker and industrialist. He was the co-founder and co-eponym of Procter & Gamble Company in 1837, along with William Procter.The future business partner of James Gamble was William Procter who married Olivia Norris, sister of Elizabeth Ann Norris. The pair's father-in-law, Alexander Norris, first suggested that the two go into business together in 1837 and consequently Procter & Gamble was born. James Gamble was born near Enniskillen, Ireland and went to Portora Royal School. After graduating from Kenyon College in 1824 (as a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, Lambda chapter).
James Gamble and Elizabeth Ann Norris Gamble bore ten children. One of whom was James Norris Gamble (born August 9, 1836 in Cincinnati, Ohio). He eventually became Vice President of Proctor & Gamble and was the chemist who devised the formula for Ivory soap.
James Norris Gamble died in his sleep on July 2, 1932 in Cincinnati, Ohio and is interred in Spring Grove Cemetery located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The son of James Norris Gamble, William, married Franzeska Wilhelmina (Fanny) Nast, the daughter of the Rev. William Nast, a German-American Methodist preacher. Fanny was the first woman to graduate from German Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. James Norris Gamble is interred in Spring Grove Cemetery located in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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