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John D. Small

John D. Small, business executive.


  • Small, John D. was born on October 11, 1893 in Palestine, Texas, United States. Son of John Clay and Louise Moran (Lynch) Small.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1915. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1920.


    • March 8, 1928; children—Gwendolyn (Mistress Preston Marshall), Joan (Mistress R. Walter Silbersack). Storm (Mistress Jackson Ream). Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1915, advanced through grades to lieut. commander, inactive 1926.

      Vice president Dry Ice Corn. 1926-1931; western manager, Publicker, Inc., Chicago, 1932-1941. Commissioned commander, United States Navy, 1942, advanced through grades to rear admiral, served successively as deputy director, Army and Munitions Board, 1942-1943. materials control officer and landing craft coordinator.

      United States Navy Dent., 1943-1944. Executive officer. War Production Board, 1944-1945. chief of staff, April-November, 1945, administrator, Civilian Production Administration, 1945-1946, retired 1947. President Maxson Food Systems, Inc., 1947-1949.

      Chairman Chairman Mercantile Section New York Board Trade, 1947-1949, vice-president, director, 1949-1950. Vice president Emerson Radio & Phonograph Corporation, 1949-1950, 55—. Chairman munitions board Department Defense, Washington.

      1950-1953; v p. Quiet-Heet Manufacturing Corporation, subsidiary of Emerson Radio, 1953-1954, president, 1954-1955. Chairman of the board Emertron, Inc., since 1960. Director New York Board Trade, 1953-1954.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Clubs: University (New York City).


    • Married Gwendolyn Davies. Children: Gwendolyn (Mistress.
    • father: John Clay Small
    • mother: Louise Moran (Lynch) Small
    • spouse: Gwendolyn Davies.
    • child: Gwendolyn (Mrs Small
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    Born October 11, 1893
    Died January 23, 1963
    (aged 69)