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Raymond Rubicam

Raymond Rubicam, American advertising executive. Recipient gold medal for distinguished services to advertising, 1938; named to American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame, 1974, Copywriters Hall of Fame, 1975. Member S.R., Newcomen Society N.A., Alpha Delta Sigma.


  • Rubicam, Raymond was born on June 16, 1892 in Brooklyn. Son of Joseph and Sarah (Bodine) Rubicam.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools. Doctor of Laws, Colgate University 1947. Doctor of Letters, Boston University, 1948.


    • Clerk and salesman, Denver, 1907-1912. Successively clk, automobile salesman and newspaper reporter, Philadelphia, 1912-1916. Copy writer F. Wallis Armstrong Company, Philadelphia, 1916-1919.

      Copy writer, supervisor N. W. Ayer & Son, 1919-1923. Co-founder Young & Rubicam, Inc., advertising, 1923, vice president, president, Chairman of the Board, retired as Chairman of the Board, 1944. Director Valley National Bank Arizona, 1951-1967, honorary director, 1967-1978.

      Board of directors American Graduate School International Management. Trustee Colgate University, 1947-1962, honorary trustee, 1962-1978. Trustee Committee Economics Development, 1946-1952, honorary trustee, 1952-1978.

      Special assistant to chairman War Manpower Commission, 1942.


    • Contributor on public affairs for mags. and books.


    Member S.R., Newcomen Society N.A., Alpha Delta Sigma.


    • Married Regina McCloskey, November 30, 1916 (divorced).; married second, Bettina Hall, September 16, 1940. Children: Kathleen Bodine (Mistress.
    • father: Joseph Rubicam
    • mother: Sarah (Bodine) Rubicam
    • spouses: Regina McCloskey
    • Bettina Hall
    • child: Kathleen Bodine (Mrs Rubicam
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    Born June 16, 1892
    Died March 8, 1978
    (aged 85)