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Ernest John Gallmeyer

Ernest John Gallmeyer, American sales executive.

Background

  • Gallmeyer, Ernest John was born on June 29, 1890 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. Son of Conrad W. and Wilhelmina (Geye) Gallmeyer.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Laws, Valparaiso University, 1950.

    Career

    • Successively file clerk, collection correspondent, sales correspondent, territorial salesman, sales superintendent, district manager, assistant to sales manager, editor of house organ, S. F. Bowser & Company, Louisville, New York City, Fort Wayne, 1908-1917. Assistant district manager Wayne Pump Company, Memphis, 1917, successively district manager, general sales manager, Fort Wayne, 1918-1924, 34-45, vice-president, director, 1935-1951. With North & Gallmeyer, 1924-1930, Blitz, O’Keeffe & Gallmeyer, 1930-1931.

      Postmaster Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1931-1934. Vice-president, director Indiana Bank & Trust Company (formerly known as Dime Trust & Savings Company), from 1947. Counsellor Culligan, Inc., Northbrook, Illinois.

      Sales consultant; member board of directors Summit Laboratories, Indianapolis Chairman Board of Public Works, City Fort Wayne, 1959. Active Community Chest, Young Men’s Christian Association, other civic affairs. Director Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod 1935-1956.

      Founder, trustee Valparaiso U. President Lutheran Church Foundation, Missouri Synod, 1959.

    Works

    • Author: Making Ourselves Acceptable (sales course). Booklets on salesmanship. Lecturer sales subjects.

    Membership

    Member board of directors Summit Laboratories, Indianapolis Chairman Board of Public Works, City Fort Wayne, 1959. Active Community Chest, Young Men’s Christian Association, other civic affairs. Director Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod 1935-1956.

    Member International Lutheran Laymen’s League (board 1934-1946, president 1936-1948), International Walther League (director 1919-1937, president 1932-1936), American Society Sales Executives (chairman 1947-1948). Clubs: Quest, Rotary, Fort Wayne Country (Fort Wayne, Indiana).

    Connections

    • Married Selma E. Hoppe, January 7, 1913 (deceased August 10, 1962).; married second, Helen Haefling, January 30, 1964. Children: Robert E., Marybelle (Mistress.
    • father: Conrad W. Gallmeyer
    • mother: Wilhelmina (Geye) Gallmeyer
    • spouses: Selma E. Hoppe
    • second
    • children: Robert E. Gallmeyer
    • Marybelle (Mrs Gallmeyer
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