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William J. Garson

William J. Garson, American writer, editor, historian. Recipient George Washington Honor medals, Freedoms Foundation, 1965-1966. Member of New Alumni Association Milton College (board directors, newletter editor since 1987), Rockford History Society, International Word Processing Association, Rockford Chamber of Commerce (director, Community Service award 1952), American Interprofl. Institute.

Background

  • Garson, William J. was born on May 1, 1917 in Hammond, Indiana, United States. Son of John Soteriou and Helen Glenn (McKennan) Garson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Milton College, 1939. Postgrad., Graduate School Bank Marketing, Northwestern University, 1968.

    Career

    • Managing editor, reporter, columnist Rockford Megister-Republic, Illinois, 1939—1955. Public relations consultant imagination plus Rockford, from 1955. Public relations director Sundstrand Corporation, 1956—1965.

      Community information officer Rockford Chamber of Commerce, 1965—1966. Marketing director City National Bank & Trust Company, Rockford, 1966—1982. Board directors Tuberculosis Association, Heart Association, American Red Cross, 1952—1954, trustee Milton College, 1954—1956.

    Works

    Politics

    Church should be involved into political life by organizing delegations to party conferences.

    Religion

    When anybody starts to follow the way of Jesus, it means to share his relationship with God as Father.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

    Membership

    Member of New Alumni Association Milton College (board directors, newletter editor since 1987), Rockford History Society, International Word Processing Association, Rockford Chamber of Commerce (director, Community Service award 1952), American Interprofl. Institute.

    Connections

    • Married Florence Rebecca Penstone, September 21, 1974. Children: Geneva Garson Lamay, Gary William.
    • father: John Soteriou Garson
    • mother: Helen Glenn (McKennan) Garson
    • spouse: Florence Rebecca Penstone
    • children: Geneva Garson Lamay Garson
    • Gary William Garson
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    Born March 1, 1917
    Died September 30, 2000
    (aged 83)
    Nationality
    • 1939
      Milton College
    • 1968
      Graduate School Bank Marketing
    • 1939 - 1955
      Managing editor
      Illinois, United States
    • 1956 - 1965
      public relations director, Sundstrand Corporation
    • 1965 - 1966
      community information officer, Rockford C. of C.
    • 1966 - 1982
      marketing director, City National Bank & Trust Company
      Rockford, Illinois, United States

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