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Ernest Albert Gebhardt

Ernest Albert Gebhardt, German advertising executive.


  • Gebhardt, Ernest Albert was born on March 14, 1891 in Frankenhausen, Germany. Son of Gustav August and Emma (Krone) Gebhardt.

  • Education

    • Brought to the United States, 1891, naturalized, 1912. Student The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1906-1908.


    • 1 son, Thomas Eugene. Art apprentice, 1906. Sales Commercial Art Engraving Company, Chicago, 1907-1921.

      Vice president Commercial Advertising Agency, 1921-1942. President Gebhardt & Brockson, Inc., 1942-1951. Chairman of the Board Marsteller, Gebhardt & Reed, Inc., since 1951.

      Chairman of the Board Marsteller, Rickard, Gebhardt and Reed, Inc., since 1955. Home: 7358 Euclid Avenue Chicago 49. Office: 185 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago 1.


    • Married Alma Roberta Stoffregen, October 15, 1915 (deceased).; married second, Breta Marie Krohn, December 26, 1927. Children: Shirley Irene, Lois Alma (Mistress J. F. Hillon).
    • father: Gustav August Gebhardt
    • mother: Emma (Krone) Gebhardt
    • spouses: Alma Roberta Stoffregen
    • Breta Marie Krohn
    • children: Shirley Irene Gebhardt
    • Lois Alma Gebhardt (Mistress J. F. Hillon)
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    Born March 14, 1891
    Died January 24, 1961
    (aged 69)