William McLaren Bristol

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William McLaren Bristol (1860–1935) was one of the two co-founders of Bristol-Myers, now part of Bristol-Myers Squibb. Myers and Bristol founded the company that would evolve into an international pharmaceutical giant in Bristol's hometown of Clinton, New York in 1887. Bristol graduated from Hamilton College in 1887.

Shortly after graduating from college, Bristol had partnered with his college contemporary, John Ripley Myers, and purchased a pharmaceutical company that was located in upstate New York. The company found its first success with the embracing of a mineral salt laxative, Sal Hepatica, that helped with dyspepsia. This medicinal product proved immensely profitable for the young entrepreneurs. Myers died in 1899. Bristol who would continue with the partnership posthumously. By the time of his death in 1935, it had become an international pharmaceutical conglomerate.[1]


  1. ^ William McLaren Bristol; Bill McKern; Find a Grave; May 24, 2010