Companies by year
L-3 Communications 2005, 2004, 2003
L.B. Foster 1987, 1982
La-Z-Boy 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990
Laclede Steel 1960, 1959, 1957, 1956
Lafarge 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984
Laidlaw International 2005, 2004
Lancaster Colony 1994, 1987, 1986, 1985
Land O'Lakes 2005, 2004, 2003, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963
LandAmerica Financial 2004
Langendorf United Bakeries 1961, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955
Lear 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1957, 1955
Lear Siegler 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959
Lees (James) & Sons 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955
Leggett & Platt 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985
Lehigh Portland Cement 1963, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955
Lehman Brothers Hldgs. 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995
Lennar 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
Lennox International 2003, 2002, 2001
Leslie Fay 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987
Level 3 Communications 2005, 2004, 2003, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1991
Lever Brothers 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958
Levi Strauss 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969
Lexmark International 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999
LG&E Energy 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997
Libby, McNeill & Libby 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955
Liberty Media 2005
Liberty Mutual Ins. Group 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995
Liebmann Breweries 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955
Liggett Group 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955
Lily-Tulip Cup 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955
Limited Brands 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995
Lincoln Electric Holdings 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990
Lincoln National 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995
Link-Belt 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955
Lion Oil 1955
Liquid Air 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983
Liquid Carbonic 1955
Litton Industries 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959
Liz Claiborne 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986
Lockheed Martin 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955
Loctite 1993, 1992, 1991
Loews 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970
Lone Star Industries 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955
Lone Star Steel 1960, 1958, 1957
Lone Star Technologies 1991, 1990, 1989
Long Island Lighting 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995
Long-Bell Lumber Co. 1956, 1955
Longs Drug Stores 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995
Longview Fibre 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985
Loral 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985
Lorillard 1991, 1990, 1989, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955
Louisiana Land & Exploration 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977
Louisiana-Pacific 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974
Lowe's 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995
LPL Technologies 1990, 1989
LSI Logic 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990
LTV 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955
Lubrizol 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969
Lucent Technologies 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998
Ludlow 1970
Lukens 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1985
Lukens Steel 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955
Lutheran Brotherhood 2001, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995
Lykes 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970
Lyondell Chemical 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990
Since 1955, when the first FORTUNE 500 was created, more than 1,800 companies have appeared on the list. Many of these companies have changed names over this period, owing to mergers, acquisitions, and bankruptcies. Other companies have gone private, or simply changed their names.

Companies are listed by the name with which they were associated in 2005, or at the time of their most recent list appearance before that. FORTUNE 500 companies that have been acquired by other FORTUNE 500 companies are listed under the name of the acquiring company. Rankings have been revised to reflect corrections in data.
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