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Colonel Sanders

Colonel SandersAKA Harland David Sanders, Sr.

Born: 9-Sep-1890
Birthplace: Henryville, IN
Died: 16-Dec-1980
Location of death: Shelbyville, KY
Cause of death: Cancer - Leukemia
Remains: Buried, Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY

Gender: Male
Religion: Disciples of Christ
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Military service: US Army

Margaret Sanders, the eldest daughter of the late Harland Sanders, says in her new book that the KFC founder had a mistress, and even persuaded his wife to hire the woman to "help with the housework."

"It was evident from the beginning that her presence would create turmoil," Margaret Sanders writes. "Mother refused to accept that she alone could not satisfy Father's physical needs, which from the very beginning of their marriage had seemed excessive to her."

Later, she writes, the Colonel divorced his wife and married the mistress -- and then took both women to a presidential inauguration in Washington.

Father: Wilbur David Sanders (b. 1864, d. 1895)
Mother: Margaret Ann Dunlevy
Brother: Clarence
Sister: Catherine
Wife: Josephine King (m. 1909, div.)
Daughter: Margaret Sanders (d. Oct-2001)
Son: Harland David Sanders, Jr.
Son: JR
Daughter: Mildred Sanders Ruggles (b. 15-Aug-1919, d. 21-Sep-2010)
Wife: Claudia Ellen Sanders (b. 7-Sep-1902, d. 31-Dec-1996)

    Endorsement of KFC (1964-80)
    KFC Founder & CEO (1952-64)
    Prudential Insurance Salesman, Jeffersonville, IN
    Freemasonry (1917)
    Converted to Christianity 1969
    Kentucky Colonel 1935

    The Phynx (6-May-1970) · Himself

Is the subject of books:
The Colonel's Secret: 11 Herbs & A Spicy Daughter, 1996, BY: Margaret Sanders, DETAILS: (biography)

Author of books:
Life as I Have Known It Has Been Finger Lickin' Good (1974, memoir)

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