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Frank Kiggins White

Frank Kiggins White, American advertising executive. Recipient citation Secretary Agriculture, 1968. Member Armed Forces Advisory Council for N.E. Area.; Member American Association Advertising Agilysys (director), National Association Broadcasters (director), Sigma Nu.

Background

  • White, Frank Kiggins was born on September 24, 1899 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of William W. and Mary (Kiggins) White.

  • Education

    • Educated George Washington University.

    Career

    • Montgomery, 1921-1924. Assistant to president Union News Company, 1924-1929. Treasurer Literary Guild of America, 1929-1935, Stage Publishing Company, 1935.

      Treasurer and business manager Newsweek, Inc., 1936-1937. Became treasurer C.B.S., 1937, vice president and treasurer, 1942-1947, president Columbia Records, Inc., 1947-1949. President, director Mutual Broadcasting System, 1949-1952.

      Vice president, general manager N.B.C., 1952, president, director, 1953. Chairman McCann-Erickson Corporation (International) subsidiary McCann-Erickson, Inc., 1953-1956. Senior vice president, treasurer, chairman finance committee McCann-Erickson, Inc., 1957-1959, senior vice president, vice chairman executive policy committee, senior management officer several major divisions company, 1959-1960.

      Vice Chairman of the Board Interpublic, Inc., 1960-1966. Marketing consultant Foreign Agricultural Service, 1962-1974. Honorary director Advertising Council, Better Business bureau of New York.

      Director Broadcast Music, Inc. Trustee, treasurer New York Housing Trust. Student flight officer, United States Navy, 1918.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Armed Forces Advisory Council for N.E. Area. Member American Association Advertising Agilysys (director), National Association Broadcasters (director), Sigma Nu. Clubs: Players (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Doris R. Booth, April. Children: Richard B., David L. Accountant, Lybrand, Ross Brothers.
    • father: William W. White
    • mother: Mary (Kiggins) White
    • spouse: Doris R. Booth
    • children: Richard B. White
    • David L. Accountant White
    • Lybrand White
    • Ross Bros White
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    Born September 24, 1899
    Died November 12, 1979
    (aged 80)
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