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Mammoth Life and Accident Insurance Company
Start Year : 1915
End Year : 1992
A Louisville-based company, Mammoth Life and Accident Insurance Company was Kentucky's largest African American-owned business, with offices in Lexington and other cities. It was the 80th largest insurance company owned by African Americans in the United States. The main office was located in the 600 block on Walnut Street. The company founders were B. O. Wilkerson, Rochelle I. Smith, William H. Wright, and Henry E. Hall. The company had as many as 750 employees and assets of 30 million dollars. Policies were sold in eight states. In 1992, the company merged with Atlanta Life and the Kentucky offices were closed. For a more detailed history see the "Mammoth Life and Accident Insurance Company" entry in The Encyclopedia of Louisville by J. E. Kleber; Mammoth Life reference files at the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center; and J. Jordan, "A Mammoth achievement," Lexington Herald-Leader, 02/16/04. See the NKAA entry for Henry E. Hall for additional information.
See the photo images of the personnel at the Lexington Office of the Mammoth Life and Accident Insurance Company, 149 Deweese Street, at Kentucky Digital Library. There are additional photo images with the search "Mammoth Life and Accident Insurance Company" in the Kentucky Digital Library.
Subjects: Businesses, Insurance Companies, Insurance Sales
Geographic Region: Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky