|Name Dave Longaberger|
|Died March 17, 1999, Newark, Ohio, United States|
Books Longaberger: An American Success Story
Organizations founded The Longaberger Company
David H. "Dave" Longaberger (1934–1999) was an American businessman who founded the Longaberger Company, makers of handcrafted maple wood baskets and accessories. Dave has two daughters, Tami Longaberger, who was CEO of the Longaberger Company, and Rachel Longaberger Stukey, President of the Longaberger Foundation.
Longaberger grew up in a poor family of 14. He suffered from a stuttering problem and epilepsy, both of which he managed to control.
Longaberger was also a philanthropist, focusing on Dresden, Ohio. He gave millions of dollars to the local community and schools, and provided much-needed services to the community.
Longaberger was interested in history. Later, after he became prosperous, Longaberger undertook the restoration of many historic buildings in the Dresden, Ohio, area. Some of the buildings saved were:
Additionally, Longaberger purchased and refurbished many other historic buildings on Main Street in Dresden, Ohio.