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Gilbert Watts Humphrey

Gilbert Watts Humphrey, business executive. Member Business Council, Business Roundtable (policy committee).


  • Humphrey, Gilbert Watts was born on July 4, 1916 in Saginaw, Michigan, United States. Son of George Magoffin and Pamela (Stark) Humphrey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1939, Bachelor of Laws, 1942.


    • Admitted to Ohio bar, 1946. Associate firm Jones, Day, Cockley & Reavis, 1946-1947. Joined Master of Arts Hanna Company, 1948, president, 1960-1961, Chairman of the Board, 1961-1965.

      Director, Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, member Executive Committee Hanna Mining Company, also director affiliated companies. Director, chairman of the executive committee National Steel Corporation. Director Sun Life Assurance Company Canada, Scott Paper Company, Hamilton Brothers Petroleum Corporation, National City Bank Cleveland, Massey-Ferguson, Ltd., General Reins.

      Corporation Board mgrs. Elizabeth Severance Foundation, Cleveland. Trustee Tax Foundation, Inc.

      Member of council Rockefeller U., New York City. Trustee, vice chairman of the executive committee University Hosps. of Cleveland.


    Member Business Council, Business Roundtable (policy committee). Clubs: Union, Tavern, Chagrin Valley Hunt, Pepper Pike Country, Clevelander (Cleveland).


    • Married Louise Ireland, December 27, 1939. Children: George Magoffin II, Margaret, Gilbert Watts.
    • father: George Magoffin Humphrey
    • mother: Pamela (Stark) Humphrey
    • spouse: Louise Ireland
    • children: George Magoffin II Humphrey
    • Margaret Humphrey
    • Gilbert Watts Humphrey
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    Died June 17, 1979
    (aged 62)