Andreas, Dwayne Orville

Andreas, Dwayne Orville,

1918–2016, American business executive, b. Worthington, Minn. He worked in the family soybean-processing business, becoming a Cargill vice president when it bought (1945) company. With his brother Lowell he bought a soybean plant (1947), which became Honeymead Products, and after he resigned from Cargill (1952), he and his brother turned Honeymead into the country's largest soybean processor. He became executive vice president of Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association in 1960 when it bought Honeymead. In 1966 he joined Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) and became CEO (1970–97); he turned the company into the world's largest supplier of agricultural products. Andreas was a major contributor to charities and to the campaigns of many politicians, both Democratic and Republican. He and ADM were the subject of several Justice Dept. campaign-financing investigations in the 1970s, but Andreas was acquitted (1974) of federal charges of making an illegal $100,000 contribution to Hubert Humphrey's 1968 presidential campaign. In the 1990s ADM was fined $100 million in a global price-fixing conspiracy.
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