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Encyclopedia > Colonel Sanders
Harland Sanders

Born September 9, 1890(1890-09-09)
Henryville, Indiana, U.S.
Died December 16, 1980 (aged 90)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation restaurateur
Spouse Josephine King (divorced)
Claudia Price[1]
Children Margaret Sanders
Brandon Sanders, Grant Sanders.
Mildred Sanders[1]
Parents Wilbur David Sanders
Margaret Ann Sanders (née Dunlevy)[2]

Harland David Sanders, better known as Colonel Sanders (September 9, 1890December 16, 1980) was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). His image is omnipresent in the chain's advertising and packaging. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Henryville is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Indiana. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Louisville redirects here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... KFC, also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a food chain based in Louisville, Kentucky, known mainly for its fried chicken. ...

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Early life and career

Sanders was born in Henryville, Indiana. His father died when he was six years old, and since his mother worked, he was required to cook for his family. He dropped out of school in seventh grade. During his teen years, Sanders worked many jobs, including steamboat driver, insurance salesman, railroad firefighter, farmer, and enlisted in the Army as a private in 1918, although he spent his entire service in Cuba; after all, the war was almost over before he got there. Henryville is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Indiana. ... For other uses, see Steamboat (disambiguation). ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... For other uses, see Farmer (disambiguation). ... A Private is a soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to Nato Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ...

The restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky where Colonel Sanders developed Kentucky Fried Chicken
The restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky where Colonel Sanders developed Kentucky Fried Chicken

At the age of 40, Sanders cooked chicken dishes and others for people who stopped at his service station in Corbin, Kentucky. Since he did not have a restaurant, he served customers in his living quarters in the service station. Eventually, his local popularity grew, and Sanders moved to a motel and restaurant that seated 142 people and worked as the chef. Over the next nine years, he perfected his method of cooking chicken. Furthermore, he made use of a pressure fryer that allowed the chicken to be cooked much faster than by pan-frying. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Corbin is a city in Whitley and Knox counties in southeastern Kentucky. ... Service station is a term with different meanings in different parts of the world: In the United States and Canada, it refers to a filling station that also offers such services as oil change and mechanical repairs to automobiles. ... Corbin is a city in Whitley and Knox counties in southeastern Kentucky. ... Holiday Inn Great Sign Exterior of a Howard Johnsons motor lodge. ... For other uses, see Chef (disambiguation). ... In cooking, pressure frying is a variation on pressure cooking where meat and cooking oil are brought to high temperatures while pressure is held high enough that the water within is prevented from boiling off. ...


He was given the honorary title "Kentucky Colonel" in 1935 by Governor Ruby Laffoon. Sanders chose to call himself "Colonel" and to dress in a stereotypical "Southern gentleman" costume as a way of self-promotion. This article is about the honorary title. ... Ruby Laffoon (January 15, 1869 – March 1, 1941) was the forty-third Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1931 to 1935. ...


After the construction of Interstate 75 reduced his restaurant's business, Sanders took to franchising Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants, starting at age 65, using $105.00 from his first Social Security check to fund visits to potential franchisees. [3] This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Sanders sold the Kentucky Fried Chicken corporation in 1964, although he remained its corporate spokesman until his death. In 1971 he sued Heublein Inc. (the KFC parent company at the time) over alleged misuse of his image in promoting products he had not helped develop. In 1975 Heublein Inc. unsuccessfully sued Sanders for libel after he publicly referred to their gravy as "sludge" with a "wallpaper taste". [4]


Death and legacy

Gravesite of Sanders
Gravesite of Sanders

Sanders died, aged 90, on December 16, 1980. He was buried in his characteristic white suit and black western string tie in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky, after a funeral service at the nearby Southern Baptist Seminary Chapel, attended by more than 1,000 people, and lying in state in the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 607 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Gravesite of Colonel Sanders at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 607 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Gravesite of Colonel Sanders at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Cave Hill Cemetery is a 296-acre Victorian era National Cemetery and arboretum located at 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky. ... Louisville redirects here. ... The new, permenant Kentucky State Capitol building The Kentucky State Capitol is located in Frankfort and is the seat of the three branches (executive, legislative, judicial) of the state government of the U.S. state of Kentucky. ...


He also had two sons, Brandon and Grant, and one daughter named Margaret.


Since his death, an animated version of Colonel Sanders appeared in Kentucky Fried Chicken commercials for both radio and television (voiced by actor Randy Quaid). KFC (full name Kentucky Fried Chicken) is a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. ... My wife is burning!!! A radio advert is very small Radio was broadly unpopularised betwixed the 1940s and the 1930s. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Randall Rudy Randy Quaid (born October 1, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and comedian. ...


The Colonel's secret flavor recipe of 11 herbs and spices that creates the famous "finger lickin' chicken"[5] remains a trade secret. According to a profile of KFC done by the Food Network television show Unwrapped, portions of the secret spice mix are made at different locations in the United States, and the only complete copy of the recipe is kept in a vault in corporate headquarters. KFC, also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a food chain based in Louisville, Kentucky, known mainly for its fried chicken. ... Food Network is an American cable network that airs many specials and recurring (episodic) shows about food. ... Unwrapped, a program on Food Network, reveals the origins and history of popular and not-so-popular foods. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Colonel Sanders. www.nndb.com
  2. ^ Harlan Sander's Family Tree. www.genealogy.com.
  3. ^ I've Got A Secret interview, originally broadcast April 6, 1964 (rebroadcast by GSN March 30, 2008).
  4. ^ Kleber, John E.; Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter (June 1992). The Kentucky Encyclopedia. University Press of Kentucky, page 796. ISBN 0-81311-772-0. 
  5. ^ Andrew Shanahan. "Anatomy of a dish:KFC Family Feast - eight pieces of chicken(known as the "finger lickin chicken"), four regular fries, gravy and corn cobettes, £9.99", the Guardian, October 28, 2005. Retrieved on 2008-01-17. 

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Further reading

  • Pearce, John, The Colonel (1982) ISBN 0-385-18122-1
  • Kleber, John J. et al. (1992). The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0. 

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...

Multimedia

  • CBC Archives CBC Radio talks with Colonel Sanders about Canadian food and cooking (from 1957).

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