(19 Sep 1851 - 7 May 1925)
British manufacturer and philanthropist who formed the Lever Brothers soap manufacturing company (1886) with his brother James. By 1914, soap production reached 60,000 tonnes.
Science Quotes by William Lever (1 quote)
We won't argue; you're wrong. [A common comment to his employees illustrating his resistance to changing his mind about his grand schemes.]
— William Lever
As expressed in Adam Macqueen, The King of Sunlight: How William Lever Cleaned Up the World (2005), and in some of its book reviews.
- - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Lever's birth. 19 Sep
William Lever - Biography - Soap and Sociology (1919)
- The King of Sunlight: How William Lever Cleaned Up the World, by Adam Macqueen. - book suggestion.