Leon Leonwood Bean, 1872 – 1967

Leon Leonwood Bean

Thanks to L.L.Bean, Inc., Corporate Archive Collection

  • Known For: Entrepreneur, retailer, businessman
  • Maine Connection: Founded the L.L. Bean Company in 1912; headquarters in Freeport, Maine

Resources

Selected Books by Leon Leonwood Bean

  • My Story: the Autobiography of a Down-East Merchant by Leon Leonwood Bean, c1962.
  • Hunting, Fishing and Camping by Leon Leonwood Bean, c1942.

Selected Books about Leon Leonwood Bean

  • Spillin' the Beans: Behind the Scenes at L. L. Bean by Carlene Griffin, c1992.
  • In Search of L. L. Bean by M. R. Montgomery, 1984.

Selected Websites