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Alfred Carlton Gilbert

Alfred Carlton Gilbert, business executive. Member Toy Manufacturers Association of United States of America, Incorporated (a founder and 1st president, 1916), Intercollegiate Association Amateur Athletes of America (past.

Background

  • Gilbert, Alfred Carlton was born on February 15, 1884 in Salem, Oregon, United States. Son of Frank M. and Charlotte Ann (Hovenden) Gilbert.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine Yale, 1909.

    Career

    • Mysto Manufacturing Company, Westville and New Haven, Connecticut, 1909-1916. Founder and president The A. C. Gilbert Company, toy makers, New Haven, 1916, now chairman board. Director Mechanics Bank of New Haven (1922-1932).

    Works

    • Author: (for boys) Gilbert Mineralogy, 1922. Gilbert Sound Experiments, 1920. Gilbert Carpentry for Boys, 1920.

      Gilbert Coin Tricks, 1920. Gilbert Chemical Magic, 1920. Gilbert Knots and Splices, 1920.

      Gilbert Weather Bureau (meteorology), 1920. Gilbert Handkerchief Tricks, 1920. Holder world’s record for pole vault, New York City (12 foot 3 in.), 1907, Phil.

      (12 foot 7¾ in.) 1908. World Championship, London (12 foot 2 in.), 1908. Chairman administration committee American Olympic Committee, Los Angeles, 1932, Berlin 1936.

      Past member Yale University Athletic Board of Control. Assistant coach of Yale pole vaulters.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Toy Manufacturers Association of United States of America, Incorporated (a founder and 1st president, 1916), Intercollegiate Association Amateur Athletes of America (past. Clubs: The Boone and Crockett (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Thompson, September 19, 1908. Children: Charlotte (Mistress.
    • father: Frank M. Gilbert
    • mother: Charlotte Ann (Hovenden) Gilbert
    • spouse: Mary Thompson
    • child: Charlotte (Mrs Gilbert
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    Born February 15, 1884
    Died January 24, 1961
    (aged 76)
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