L.C. Langford biographical file

Identifier: EBL-0343


Biographical file includes news articles and other biographical information.


  • 1978 - 2002

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Lilburn C. (Ed) Langford is a Clarksville, Tennessee, native who is credited with inventing the frozen malted milkshake. At the height of his success, Langford had 139 restaurants throughout the country--including two in Nashville--operating from headquarters in Chicago. Vanderbilt University's Langford Auditorium was named in the national restaurateur's memory in 1978. Mrs. Langford donated $1 million toward the $2.4 million construction cost as a memorial to her husband, who passed away in 1977.


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