Scudder, Laura Clough (1881–1959)

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Scudder, Laura Clough (1881–1959)

American entrepreneur. Born Laura Emma Clough, 1881; died 1959 in La Habra, CA; m. Charles Scudder.

Called the Potato Chip Queen, was marketing Mayflower Potato Chips in southern California and Blue Bird Potato Chips in northern California (potato chip manufacturing was regional, as chips did not travel well and were not mass produced); developed small, sealable wax paper bags for her potato chips in Monterey Park, CA (1926) and built an empire.