Lynn Hauldren may be a name you have never heard of, but more likely than not, you have seen the man with the unique glasses and mustache pictured above – the Empire Carpet Man. While you may not be familiar with the name, Lynn was an advertising copywriter who became known as the face of Empire Today stretching back to the 1970s. To build the Empire Carpet Man persona, Hauldren starred in many commercials as the Empire Carpet Man and company spokesperson. Many vintage Empire Carpet commercials are still remembered by fans today.
Lynn Hauldren also helped launch the company’s signature Empire Carpet Jingle into national recognition that it is today. Although Hauldren passed away in 2011 at the age of 89, he left behind children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and endeared fans who will always remember him as the Empire Carpet Man. For more information about the advertising icon, visit Empire Carpet TV.