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us: Amos, Wally

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  • Variants

    • us: Famous Amos
    • us: Amos, Famous
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    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Tallahassee (Fla.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) William Morris Agency
        • Organization: (naf) Literacy Volunteers of America
        • Organization: (naf) Aloha United Way
        • Organization: (naf) Napoleon Hill Foundation
        • Organization: (naf) Uncle Nonamé Cookie Company
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Air Force
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Amos Chocolate Chip Company
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        (lcsh) Businesspeople
          (lcsh) Orators
            (lcsh) Airmen
              (lcsh) Authors
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          • Sources

            • found: The face that launched a thousand chips : the Famous Amos story, 1983: CIP t.p. (Wally Amos)
            • found: Man with nonamé, c1994: CIP t.p. (Wally Amos) data sheet (b. 7/1/36)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed November 7, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Amos, Wally; Wallace Amos Jr.; entrepreneur, orator, airman, autobiographer / memoirist; born 01 July 1936 in Tallahassee, Florida, United States; joined the U.S. Air Force and earned his GED High School Equivalency Diploma while in the Air Force; took retail and merchandising classes at New York University; worked as a clerk in the mailroom of the William Morris Agency; started the Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Company (1975); national spokesperson for Literacy Volunteers of America; became involved in nonprofit organizations, including Cities in Schools, the Aloha United Way, and the Napoleon Hill Foundation (1979); started the Chip & Cookie Company (1991); started another cookie venture, the Uncle Nonamé Cookie Company; received honorary doctorate in education from Johnson and Wales University, the President's Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, and the National Literacy Honors Award; published several books, including his autobiography)
          • Change Notes

            • 1983-07-12: new
            • 2015-03-20: revised
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