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Bon Dirck Grussing

Bon Dirck Grussing, American advertising executive. Recipient George Washington Medal of Honor, Freedoms Found; Izak Walton League award. Member Soil Conservation Society American, Advertising Federation American, Army Ordnance Association; Mason (32, Shriner).


  • Grussing, Bon Dirck was born on January 27, 1904 in Chippewa County, Minnesota, United States. Son of Dirck and Jennie (Bontjes) Grussing.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Carleton College, 1927. Postgraduate Minneapolis College Law, 1930-1932, University of Minnesota, 1963-1966.


    • ; 1 child, Bon Dirck. Married Evelyn Florence Pearson, July 18, 1936. Children—Theodore, Bruce Douglas.

      1 son by previous marriage, Bon Dirck. Sales manager Northfield (Minnesota) Iron Company, 1928. Real estate loan appraiser, 1928-1929.

      Publicity manager Redpath Chautauqua Society, 1929. Salesman Procter & Gamble Company, Minneapolis, 1929-1930, Shaw-Walker, Chicago, also Minneapolis, 1931-1935. Copywriter, director public relations, advertising and sales promotion manager Minneapolos-Moline Company, Minneapolis, 1935-1956, director merchandising, 1956.

      Vice-president, director merchandising Brown & Bigelow, 1956-1957. Vice-president, director sales Louis F. Dow Company, 1957-1967. Nat. account executive Osborne-Kemper-Thomas, 1967-1968.

      District manager Shaw-Barton, 1968-1969. Director Grussing & Associates, Inc., Costa Mesa, California, 1968-1977. Republican candidate 7th Congressional District Minnesota, 1928.

      Board of directors Villa Pacific Community Association.


    • Author: From Adam to Atom, 1947. Contributor articles to trade papers. Writer, producer, director many travelogs, conservation and ecology movies.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Member Soil Conservation Society American, Advertising Federation American, Army Ordnance Association. Mason (32, Shriner). Clubs: Athletic (Minneapolis).


    • Married Phyllis Larson, April.; married Evelyn Florence Pearson, July 18, 1936. 1 child, Bon Dirck.
    • father: Dirck Grussing
    • mother: Jennie (Bontjes) Grussing
    • spouses: Phyllis Larson
    • Evelyn Florence Pearson
    • child: Bon Dirck Grussing
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    Born January 27, 1904
    Died April 18, 1977
    (aged 73)