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Leon Gorman

September 16, 2015

L.L. Bean, the All-American fashion retailer based in Maine, has closed its 24-hour flagship store to remember third-generation family member Leon Gorman, who died this month from cancer. The philanthropist and businessman was 80.

L.L. Bean, the All-American fashion retailer based in Maine, has closed its 24-hour flagship store to remember third-generation family member Leon Gorman, who died this month from cancer. The philanthropist and businessman was 80.

It is the third time the chain’s Freeport store has closed since its all-hours service started in 1951. The two other occasions were the deaths of US president John F Kennedy and the company’s eponymous founder, L.L. Bean.

January 23, 2014

A third-generation member of the family behind US outdoor clothing chain L.L. Bean has donated the island where his grandfather, the family business's founder, hunted for ducks to a conservation charity.

A third-generation member of the family behind US outdoor clothing chain L.L. Bean has donated the island where his grandfather, the family business's founder, hunted for ducks to a conservation charity.

May 21, 2013

Outdoor retailer L.L. Bean has announced Shawn Gorman – great-grandson of the family business’s founder – as its new chairman, in the culmination of a leadership transition initiated by Gorman’s uncle Leon two years ago.

Outdoor retailer L.L. Bean has announced Shawn Gorman – great-grandson of the family business’s founder – as its new chairman, in the culmination of a leadership transition initiated by Gorman’s uncle Leon two years ago.

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