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George Findley Griffiths

George Findley Griffiths, business executive. Member American Iron and Steel Institute (past director), Illinois Chamber of Commerce (past director), Psi Upsilon.

Background

  • Griffiths, George Findley was born on February 18, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of George Harold and Mabel May (Green) Griffiths.

  • Education

    • Student United States Military Academy, 1925-1927. Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1929.

    Career

    • Salesman, United Screw & Bolt Corporation, 1929-1931, United States Steel Corporation, 1931-1938. Salesman Sharon Steel Corporation (Pennsylvania), 1938-1940, district manager sales, 1940-1946, general manager sales, 1946-1947, vice president, general manager sales, 1947-1949. Assistant to executive vice president Acme Steel Company, Chicago, 1950-1951, assistant to president, 1952, vice president, 1953-1958, executive vice president sales, 1958-1960, president, chief Executive officer, chairman of the executive committee, 1961-1964, director, 1954-1964.

      Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer Interlake Steel Corporation (merger Acme Steel Company and Interlake Iron Corporation 1964), 1964-1969, Chairman of the Board, 1969-1971, also director, member Executive Committee.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member American Iron and Steel Institute (past director), Illinois Chamber of Commerce (past director), Psi Upsilon. Clubs: Executives (past director), University (past director), Chicago (Chicago).

    Connections

    • Married Marion E. Winterrowd, February 15, 1941. Children: Jean Winterrowd, William Harold, Judith Holland, Robert Pennell.
    • father: George Harold Griffiths
    • mother: Mabel May (Green) Griffiths
    • spouse: Marion E. Winterrowd
    • children: Jean Winterrowd Griffiths
    • William Harold Griffiths
    • Judith Holland Griffiths
    • Robert Pennell Griffiths
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    Born February 18, 1906
    Died April 1, 1980
    (aged 74)
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