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John Henry Wilson

John Henry Wilson, American advertising executive. Member Detroit Adcraft.


  • Wilson, John Henry was born on February 20, 1925 in New York City. Son of John Henry and Julia (Beck) Wilson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Iona College, New Rochelle, New York, 1946.


    • With Ruthrauff & Ryan, New York City, 1946-1952, Ogilvy, Benson & Mather, 1952-1955. Eastern account executive Grant Advertising, 1955-1957, merchandising and sales promotion director, Detroit, 1957-1959, vice president retail marketing all domestic offices and supervising 30 United States Dodge dealer ad groups, 1959-1960. Nat. coordinator Dodge dealers, Batton, Barten, Durstine & Osborn, Detroit, 1960-1962, account executive Dodge cars, 1962-1964, account supervisor, 1964-1967, regional manager, 1967-1969, director, 1969-1975, senior vice president, 1970-1975.

      Chairman promotion committee United Foundation Torch drive, 1969, chairman advertising committee, 1970, overall campaign chairman for promotion, 1971.


    Member Detroit Adcraft. Clubs: Birmingham (Michigan) Country.


    • Married Jean F. Burns, June 15, 1957. Children: Karen, Lisa.
    • father: John Henry Wilson
    • mother: Julia (Beck) Wilson
    • spouse: Jean F. Burns
    • children: Karen Wilson
    • Lisa Wilson
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    Born February 20, 1925
    Died March 11, 1975
    (aged 50)