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George Homer Gribbin

George Homer Gribbin, American advertising executive. Served from private to captain Army of the United States, 1943-1945.

Background

  • Gribbin, George Homer was born on August 13, 1907 in Nashville, Michigan, United States. Son of George Ward and Anna Laura (Downing) Gribbin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Stanford, 1929.

    Career

    • May 4, 1952); 1 son, Andrew Downing. Married second, Jane Lindon, July 21, 1953. Children—Laura, Peter, Sarah, Susan, James, Mary.

      Advertising copywriter J.L. Hudson Company, L. Bamberger, Macy’s, 1929-1935. Copywriter Young & Rubicam, Inc., 1935-1942, copy supervisor, 1942-1951, vice president, head radio-television commercials, 1951-1958, copy director, 1954-1958, senior vice president, 1956-1958, president, 1958-1963, Chairman of the Board, 1963-1965, chief executive officer, adviser, 1965-1981.

    Membership

    Served from private to captain Army of the United States, 1943-1945.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara McBride, October 24, 1941 (deceased.; married second, Jane Lindon, July 21, 1953. Children: Laura, Peter, Sarah, Susan, James, Mary.
    • father: George Ward Gribbin
    • mother: Anna Laura (Downing) Gribbin
    • spouses: Barbara McBride
    • second
    • children: Laura Gribbin
    • Peter Gribbin
    • Sarah Gribbin
    • Susan Gribbin
    • James Gribbin
    • Mary Gribbin
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    Born August 13, 1907
    Died August 26, 1981
    (aged 74)
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