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Howard David Williams

Howard David Williams, American advertising executive. Member development committee Massachusetts Institute Technology Corporation Trustee, Pitzer College, now chairman trustees.; Served with CAC, W W I.; Member American Association Advertising Agilysys, Advertising Republican.; Mason (32).

Background

  • Williams, Howard David was born on June 21, 1889 in Lee, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Henry David and Mary Agnes (Pease) Williams.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1907-1911.

    Career

    • Engineer Sanitary District, Chicago, 1911. Successively with James McCreery & Company. New York City, Stewart Dry Goods Company, Louisville, National Cash Register Company, Dayton, O. vice president in charge foreign business.

      Executive vice president, secretary, partner, general manager Erwin, Wasey & Company, advertising agency, until 1947, president, general manager 1947-1956, Chairman of the Board 1956. Chairman finance committee Erwin, Wasey, Ruthrauf & Ryan (merger of Erwin Wasey & Company and Ruthrauf & Ryan), New York City, from 1957, also director. Founding chairman Erwin Wasey, Inc.

      Director Wilshire Terrace Corporation, Early California Foods Company, DeMille Foundation, Brown Derby Restaurants, Thomas Deegan Company. New York City.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member development committee Massachusetts Institute Technology Corporation Trustee, Pitzer College, now chairman trustees. Served with CAC, W W I. Member American Association Advertising Agilysys, Advertising Republican.

    Mason (32).; Clubs: Cloud, University, St. Nicholas New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret B. Clark, 1914.; married second, Katherine A. Lawson, November 16, 1944. Children: David Benton, Anne Sinclair.
    • father: Henry David Williams
    • mother: Mary Agnes (Pease) Williams
    • spouses: Margaret B. Clark
    • Katherine A. Lawson
    • children: David Benton Williams
    • Anne Sinclair Williams
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