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Preston G. Woolf

Preston G. Woolf, American beverage company executive, lawyer. Decorated Gold Cross Merit, 1st class (Federal Republic West Germany); recipient citation Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, 1960; Rabbi Stephen S. Wise Memorial citation American Jewish Congress, 1959; named to Honorary Order of Kentucky Colonels.

Background

  • Woolf, Preston G. was born on October 10, 1906 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Merritt Edgar and Bertha E. (Stone) Woolf.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Florida, 1928. Bachelor of Laws, Indiana University, 1932. Graduate in material resources Industrial College Armed Forces.

    Career

    • Export manager Hurty-Peck & Company, Indianapolis, 1932-1936, assistant secretary, 1936-1947, sec, 1947-1976. Assistant secretary Hurty-Peck & Company of California, Orange, 1942-1946, secretary, 1946-1976. President American Beverage and Supply Corporation, Indianapolis, 1945-1976, chairman board, since 1976.

      Secretary Costa Rican Development Company, San Jose, Hurty-Peck Eastern, Inc., Union, New Jersey, Blanke-Baer Company, St. Louis, Great American Trading Corporation, St. Louis, Manufacturers Finance Corporation, Indianapolis, Remi Foods Corporation, Chicago, Universal Falvors Illinois, Chicago, 1959-1977. Director Woolf International, Ltd., Hong Kong, since 1961, Ambesco de Mé xico, S.A. de Curriculum Vitae, New Mexico City, Universal Flavors Corporation, Universal Flavors, California, Inc., Universal Flavors New Jersey, Inc., Universal Flavors Missouri, Inc., 1959-1977. Special foreign correspondent Indianapolis Star, since 1959.

      Columnist chain S. American newspapers, since 1960. Member world trade advisory committee United States Department Commerce, 1958-1960, member Midwest regional committee, 1960-1967. Co-sponsor Central Asian Studies Program, Oxford University, since 1980.

      Leader, Republican political study mission to Arabian world, 1966. Leader Indiana Bankers and Industrial Leaders study tour around world, 1967, to Africa, 1968, to China, 1976. Consultant on Oriental affairs.

      Member Trade Missions subcommittee Council Foreign Relations. Member Indiana Foreign Language Advisory Committee. President Indianapolis Council World Affairs, 1958-1960.

      Director International Building, Indiana State Fair, 1958-1960. Director International School Business, Indiana University, 1961-1967. Member advisory council State Indiana Foreign Language Program.

      1st vice president Indiana Economic Education Foundation, 1965-1977. Chairman Indiana Peoples World Affairs Committee, since 1961. Director Citizen's Committee for Free Cuba, since 1965.

      Member board strategy Episcopal Diocese Indianapolis, 1961-1966. Co-sponsor Asian Studies Institute, Oxford, England, since 1982.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member world trade advisory committee United States Department Commerce, 1958-1960. Member Trade Missions subcommittee Council Foreign Relations. Member Indiana Foreign Language Advisory Committee.

    Member advisory council State Indiana Foreign Language Program. Member board strategy Episcopal Diocese Indianapolis, 1961-1966. Member English-Speaking Union, Japan Society, Asia Society, United States Chamber of Commerce (world trade committee), Pan American Society, American Institute of Management, American Bar Association, American Security Council Washington, Inter-American Lawyers Association (founder 1935, president 1935-1938), American Legion, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce (leader trade missions to Orient 1963, Latin American 1965), Delta Chi, Sigma Delta Chi, Sigma Delta Kappa.

    Clubs: Rotary, Athletic, Press, Literary (Indianapolis). Masons.; Member record-breaking around-the-world Flight Pan American Airways, 1976, N. and S. Poles Expedition, 1977.

    Connections

    • father: Merritt Edgar Woolf
    • mother: Bertha E. (Stone) Woolf
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    Born October 10, 1906
    Died December 26, 1996
    (aged 90)
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