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John William Shaw

John William Shaw, American advertising executive.


  • Shaw, John William was born on May 27, 1910 in Fenton, Michigan, United States. Son of William Grace and Alberta (Rhubottom) Shaw.

  • Education

    • Student of University Minnesota.


    • President Shaw Advertising Company, Mnls., 1931-1933. Director radio, copy chief McCord Company, Minneapolis, 1933-1936. Vice president charge sales and advertising Domestic Products Corporation, Minneapolis, 1936-1937.

      Account executive, director merchandising Campbell-Mithun, Inc., Minneapolis, 1937-1939. Director advertising and merchandising, general sales manager Purity Bakeries Corporation, Chicago, 1939-1941. Account executive charge plans Henri, Hurst & McDonald.

      Chicago, 1941-1943; account executive Leo Burnett Company, Inc., Chicago, 1943-1945. Chairman, president John W. Shaw Advertising, Inc., Chicago, since 1945. Chairman Grabin-Shaw, Inc., since 1959, Shaw-Hagues.

      Inc., 1960; Intertel Corn.


    Clubs: Onwentsia (Lake Forest, Illinois).


    • Married second, Ann Browne Denman, October 11, 1958. Children by previous marriage: William Grace World War II Peter.
    • father: William Grace Shaw
    • mother: Alberta (Rhubottom) Shaw
    • spouse: Ann Browne Denman
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    Born March 27, 1910
    Died January, 1968
    (aged 57)