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Glbbs Wynkoop Sherrill

Glbbs Wynkoop Sherrill, American transportation executive. Decorated Knight Crown of Italy, Knight White Eagle of Serbia. Served from Lieutenant (junior grade) to commander, United States Navy Reserve, 1941-1945; Member Navy League United States (president Boston), Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, S.R., Colonial Wars, Mayflower Society; Mason.

Background

  • Sherrill, Glbbs Wynkoop was born on March 25, 1908 in New York City. Son of Charles Hitchcock and George Barker (Gibbs) Sherrill.

  • Education

    • Graduate Groton School, 1927. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1931.

    Career

    • Secretary to the United States Senator Peter Norbeck, 1931-1934. N.E. passenger agent, district representative, regional representative American Export Lines, 1934-1950. Professor marine transportation Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1949-1954.

      Vice-president, director, member Executive Committee Berkshire, Hathaway, Inc., Providence, since 1936. President, director Louve Ray Corporation, since 1949, North Cape Fish Corporation, since 1949. Chairman New Bedford, Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket S.S. Authority, since 1953.

      Director Beverly (Massachusetts) United Fund, N.E. Grenfell Association, National Reading Foundation, Beverly (Massachusetts) Hospital, Armed Forces Young Men’s Christian Association, Charlestown, Massachusetts.

    Works

    • Authority, since 1953. Director Beverly (Massachusetts) United Fund, N.E. Grenfell Association, National Reading Foundation, Beverly (Massachusetts) Hospital, Armed Forces Young Men’s Christian Association, Charlestown, Mass.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Served from Lieutenant (junior grade) to commander, United States Navy Reserve, 1941-1945. Member Navy League United States (president Boston), Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, S.R., Colonial Wars, Mayflower Society.

    Connections

    • Married May Gould, September 29, 1934. Children: Sarah Barker, Charles Hitchcock, Jane Wynkoop, Georgianna Gibbs, Claire Gould.
    • father: Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
    • mother: George Barker (Gibbs) Sherrill
    • spouse: May Gould
    • children: Sarah Barker Sherrill
    • Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
    • Jane Wynkoop Sherrill
    • Georgianna Gibbs Sherrill
    • Claire Gould Sherrill
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    Born March 25, 1908
    Died July 26, 1957
    (aged 49)
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