Courtesy of Find a Grave

569: Gertrude Tenderich (As she's better known)

Bought the Tampon Patent and the Founded Tampax in 1933

Born: 10 October 1890, Germany

Died: 11 May 1957, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Gertrude became president for the brand as well.

She hired women to manufacture the tampons and two salesmen to help her market them to drugstores in Wyoming and Colorado.

Gertrude also worked with and encouraged nurses to give lectures on the benefits of using tampons.

The company was eventually sold to Johnson and Johnson in 1941.

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Sources:

https://www.tribstar.com/community/historical-treasure/article_2054d9e7-411d-55f7-8b58-43d563e3d72e.html

http://www.coderedco.org/the-red-thread/10/4/2017-3

https://tampax.com/en-us/history-of-tampax

http://www.mum.org/Tampaxpatent.htm

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/112984128/gertrude-schulte_tenderich_sears