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{{Infobox Officeholder
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| name = Sam Jessup
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| photo = Sam Jessup.JPG
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| caption = Sam Jessup (D)
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| office1= Councilor<br/>[[Charlottesville City Council]]
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| district1 = At-large
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| party1 = Nonpartisan
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| election1 = June 14, 1932
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| term_start1 =September 1, 1932
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| term_end1 =August 31, 1936
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| preceded1 =[[Fred L. Watson]] (D)
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| succeeded1 =Sam Jessup (D)
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| office2= Councilor<br/>[[Charlottesville City Council]]
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| district2 = At-large
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| term_start2 = September 1, 1936
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| term_end2 =August 31, 1939
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| preceded2 = Sam Jessup (D)
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| succeeded2 =[[Charles P. Nash]] (D)
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| birth_date = June 9, 1877
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| date_of_death = July 20, 1960
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| birth_place =
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| place_of_death = Charlottesville, VA
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| spouse =
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| children =
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| residence = City of Charlottesville
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| alma_mater =
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| profession = Business
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}}
  
'''Samuel "Sam" Ambrose Jessup''' (1877-1960) was a business and civic leader in Charlottesville during the first half of the twentieth century. Jessup moved from Martinsville to Charlottesville in [[1908]]. He was founder of the [[Charlottesville Pepsi Cola Bottling Co.]] and the [[Monticello Dairy]].<ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Sam Jessup:Beyond the success of his Pepsi bottling business, he served on City Council for eight years |url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/business/sam-jessup-beyond-the-success-of-his-pepsi-bottling-business/article_22898d54-3004-11e7-9a5c-cb888f533a57.html|author=Bob Gibson|pageno=1|publishdate=May 3, 2017|printdate=May 3, 2017|accessdate=July 20, 2019}}</ref>
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'''Samuel "Sam" Ambrose Jessup''' (1877-1960) was a businessman and served eight years on the Charlottesville City Council (1936-1939).<ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Sam Jessup:Beyond the success of his Pepsi bottling business, he served on City Council for eight years |url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/business/sam-jessup-beyond-the-success-of-his-pepsi-bottling-business/article_22898d54-3004-11e7-9a5c-cb888f533a57.html|author=Bob Gibson|pageno=1|publishdate=May 3, 2017|printdate=May 3, 2017|accessdate=July 20, 2019}}</ref>  
  
Jessup and his children at times ran various businesses - a dairy and ice cream plant, a bus company, an insurance business, a laundry, a beer franchise and a cigar company. He served eight years on Charlottesville City Council (1936-1939).  
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Founder of the [[Charlottesville Pepsi Cola Bottling Co.]] and the [[Monticello Dairy]]. At times, Jessup and his children ran various businesses - a dairy and ice cream plant, a bus company, an insurance business, a laundry, a beer franchise and a cigar company.  
 
==Business interests==
 
==Business interests==
*[[Charlottesville Pepsi Cola Bottling Co.]] In 1908, Jessup obtained a license to bottle the 10-year-old soda product. Its many related products remains the principle family business with annual sales of 8.5 million cases a year and 362 current employees.
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*[[Charlottesville Pepsi Cola Bottling Co.]] In [[1908]], Jessup obtained a license to bottle the 10-year-old soda product. Its many related products remains the principle family business with annual sales of 8.5 million cases a year and 362 current employees.
:: Pepsi-Cola was originally created and developed in 1893 by Caleb Bradham, a young pharmacist in New Bern, North Carolina, who owned a drug store with a soda fountain.
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:: Pepsi-Cola was originally created and developed in [[1893]] by Caleb Bradham, a young pharmacist in New Bern, North Carolina, who owned a drug store with a soda fountain.
 
*[[Monticello Dairy]]: Established in [[1912]] in a small room in Jessup’s bottling works on Fourth Street between Main and Water streets and later moved to Grady Avenue with more than 300 employees and a delivery fleet of 124 trucks and trailers.
 
*[[Monticello Dairy]]: Established in [[1912]] in a small room in Jessup’s bottling works on Fourth Street between Main and Water streets and later moved to Grady Avenue with more than 300 employees and a delivery fleet of 124 trucks and trailers.
 
*[[Virginia Stage Lines]], later [[Virginia Trailways]], purchased in [[1926]], grow into a 385-employee business with routes across most of Virginia and into North Carolina and Washington, D.C.  
 
*[[Virginia Stage Lines]], later [[Virginia Trailways]], purchased in [[1926]], grow into a 385-employee business with routes across most of Virginia and into North Carolina and Washington, D.C.  
 
*[[City Laundry]]  
 
*[[City Laundry]]  
 
*Anheuser-Busch beer franchise (sold to the Sieg family in the 1960s).  
 
*Anheuser-Busch beer franchise (sold to the Sieg family in the 1960s).  
===Riverside Cemetery===
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===Riverview Cemetery===
In 1936 Samuel Jessup, purchased a majority of Riverview stock, and became president of the company. His son Claude Jessup took over ownership following his death and ran the company until 1986. Riverview is still privately owned today.
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In [[1936]] Samuel Jessup, purchased a majority of Riverview stock, and became president of the company. His son [[Claude Jessup]] took over ownership following his death and ran the company until [[1986]]. As of 2019, Riverview Cemetery is still privately owned.
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==Public life==
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Jessup won election to the city council, along with [[George T. Huff]] and [[Shelton S. Fife]], in the [[1932 election]] and took office on September 1, [[1932]]. He was re-elected in the [[1936 election]]. Jessup's last day on the city council was August 31, [[1939]] at the close of the fiscal year.
 
==Early life, family, death==
 
==Early life, family, death==
Jessup’s father died when he was 5. He became an entrepreneur as a teenager, buying a small tobacco farm and starting a general store and a post office before moving from Patrick County to Martinsville in 1904 and then to Charlottesville four years later.
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Jessup’s father died when he was 5. He became an entrepreneur as a teenager, buying a small tobacco farm and starting a general store and a post office before moving from Patrick County to Martinsville in [[1904]] and then to Charlottesville four years later.
 
Jessup was the father of five children.
 
Jessup was the father of five children.
Jessup is internment in the family plot at [[Riverside Cemetery]].  
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Internment in the family plot at [[Riverview Cemetery]].  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:22, 24 July 2019

Sam Jessup
Sam Jessup.JPG
Sam Jessup (D)

Electoral District At-large
Term Start September 1, 1932
Term End August 31, 1936
Preceded by Fred L. Watson (D)
Succeeded by Sam Jessup (D)

Electoral District At-large
Term Start September 1, 1936
Term End August 31, 1939
Preceded by Sam Jessup (D)
Succeeded by Charles P. Nash (D)

Biographical Information

Date of birth June 9, 1877
Date of death July 20, 1960
Place of death Charlottesville, VA
Residence City of Charlottesville
Profession Business

Samuel "Sam" Ambrose Jessup (1877-1960) was a businessman and served eight years on the Charlottesville City Council (1936-1939).[1]

Founder of the Charlottesville Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. and the Monticello Dairy. At times, Jessup and his children ran various businesses - a dairy and ice cream plant, a bus company, an insurance business, a laundry, a beer franchise and a cigar company.

Business interests

  • Charlottesville Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. In 1908, Jessup obtained a license to bottle the 10-year-old soda product. Its many related products remains the principle family business with annual sales of 8.5 million cases a year and 362 current employees.
Pepsi-Cola was originally created and developed in 1893 by Caleb Bradham, a young pharmacist in New Bern, North Carolina, who owned a drug store with a soda fountain.
  • Monticello Dairy: Established in 1912 in a small room in Jessup’s bottling works on Fourth Street between Main and Water streets and later moved to Grady Avenue with more than 300 employees and a delivery fleet of 124 trucks and trailers.
  • Virginia Stage Lines, later Virginia Trailways, purchased in 1926, grow into a 385-employee business with routes across most of Virginia and into North Carolina and Washington, D.C.
  • City Laundry
  • Anheuser-Busch beer franchise (sold to the Sieg family in the 1960s).

Riverview Cemetery

In 1936 Samuel Jessup, purchased a majority of Riverview stock, and became president of the company. His son Claude Jessup took over ownership following his death and ran the company until 1986. As of 2019, Riverview Cemetery is still privately owned.

Public life

Jessup won election to the city council, along with George T. Huff and Shelton S. Fife, in the 1932 election and took office on September 1, 1932. He was re-elected in the 1936 election. Jessup's last day on the city council was August 31, 1939 at the close of the fiscal year.

Early life, family, death

Jessup’s father died when he was 5. He became an entrepreneur as a teenager, buying a small tobacco farm and starting a general store and a post office before moving from Patrick County to Martinsville in 1904 and then to Charlottesville four years later. Jessup was the father of five children. Internment in the family plot at Riverview Cemetery.


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References

  1. Web. Sam Jessup:Beyond the success of his Pepsi bottling business, he served on City Council for eight years, Bob Gibson, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, May 3, 2017, retrieved July 20, 2019. Print. May 3, 2017 page 1.

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