John Deere History

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The Story of John Deere

Timeline
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1837-1859
1860-1879
1880-1899
1900-1919
1920-1939
1940-1959
1960-1979
1980-1999
2000-current

Past Leaders

John Deere: Founder and President 1837-1886
Charles Deere: President 1886-1907

William Butterworth: President 1907-1928; Chairman 1928-1936
Charles Deere Wiman: President 1928-1955
Burton Peek: Chief Executive 1942-1944
William Hewitt: President 1955-1964; Chariman 1964-1982
Robert Hanson: Chairman and CEO 1982-1990

Hans Becherer : Chairman and CEO 1990-2000

Trademark History

1876—The Leaping Deer Is Introduced
1912—The Deer Is Defined
1936—The Deer Becomes Stronger
1937—A Centennial Year Brings Another Change
1950—Breakthrough Changes
1956—A Modern Deer Emerges
1968—A Clean-cut, Contemporary Look
2000–Leaping Forward

Women of John Deere’s Life

Sarah Yates Deere
Demarius Lamb Deere
Lucenia Lamb Deere


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