Borden

While the Borden company itself is rooted in the northeastern United States, its founder, Gail Borden, Jr. has strong ties to Texas:  

  • Borden moved to Galveston in 1929.  A surveyor by trade, he plotted the cities of Houston and Galveston, and served as surveyor for Stephen F. Austin's colony.  
  • In 1835 he became involved with the founding and publishing of the "Telegraph and Times Register," a newspaper that printed its first issue just days before the outbreak of the Texas Revolution, and remained the only paper in operation for the duration of the war with Mexico.
  • After the Texas Revolution, Borden served as a delegate at the Convention of 1833 and participated in earling draftings of the Texas constitution.
  • Next, Borden was appointed by Republic of Texas President, Sam Houston, to be Collector of Customs at Galveston.  In this position, Borden was responsible for raising up to half of the new government's income.
  • After his removal from this office for political reasons and following the death of his first wife from yellow fever, Borden began experimenting with refrigeration and vacuum-condensing milk. Borden's first condensed milk factories opened in Connecticut to limited success.  The outbreak of the Civil War changed his fortunes as the Union Army needed non-perishable food supplies.  Borden responded by opening successful factories in Connecticut, New York and Illinois.
  • Following the Civil War, Borden opened a meat-packing plant at Borden, Texas, where he continued to spend his winters until his death in 1871.
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