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G. Edward Buxton

G. Edward Buxton, American manufacturing executive, journalist, lawyer. Served as assistant director Office of Strategic Services, Washington, resigned June 30, 1945.; Member Cotton Textile Industry Commission of NRA; Member 82d Division National Association (president 1929-1930), American Legion (one of founders in France), Society of the Cincinnati, S.A.R., Phi Delta Theta.; Mason, Elk.

Background

  • Buxton, G. Edward was born on May 13, 1880 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of G. Edward and Sarah Amelia (Harrington) Buxton.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education, Highland Military Academy, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1895-1898. Bachelor of Philosophy, Brown U., 1902, Doctor of Laws, 1948. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1906.

    Career

    • 1 son, Coburn Allen. Reporter Providence (Rhode Island) Journal, 1902-1903. Manager Title Guarantee Company of Rhode Island, 1906-1911. Admitted to Rhode Island bar, 1907.

      Assistant to trustee John Carter Brown estate, 1911. Treasurer Providence Journal Company, 1912-1920, war correspondent, France, Germany and Belgium, August 1914-February 1915. Vice president B.B.&R. Knight, Inc., 1920-1926.

      President B.B.&R. Knight Corporation 1926-1935. President Androscoggin Mills, Bates Manufacturing Company, Edward Manufacturing Company, Hill Manufacturing Company, York Manufacturing Company (all 5 companies, 1932-1940). Chairman of board Panhandle Production and Refining Company, Inc., since 1946.

      Director Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

    Works

    • Author: Official History 82d Division American Expeditionary Force, 1920.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Served as assistant director Office of Strategic Services, Washington, resigned June 30, 1945. Member Cotton Textile Industry Commission of NRA. Member 82d Division National Association (president 1929-1930), American Legion (one of founders in France), Society of the Cincinnati, S.A.R., Phi Delta Theta.

    Mason, Elk.; Clubs: Hope, Art (Providence).

    Connections

    • Married Aline H. Armstrong, January 19, 1910.
    • father: G. Edward Buxton
    • mother: Sarah Amelia (Harrington) Buxton
    • spouse: Aline H. Armstrong
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    Died March 15, 1949
    (aged 69)
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