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David Ramsey Foster

David Ramsey Foster, British soap company executive.


  • Foster, David Ramsey was born on May 24, 1920 in London. (parents American citizens). Son of Robert Bagley and Josephine (Ramsey) Foster.

  • Education

    • Student in economics, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (England) University, 1938.


    • With Colgate-Palmolive Company and affiliates, 1946-1979. Vice president, general manager Europe Colgate-Palmolive International, 1961-1965, vice president, general manager household products division parent company New York City, 1965-1968, executive vice president, 1968-1970, president, 1970-1975, Chief Executive Officer, 1971-1979, chairman, 1975-1979.


    • Author: Wings Over the Sea, 1990.


    Trustee Woman's Sport Foundation Served to lieutenant Commander Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 1940-1946. Member Society Mayflower Descendants, Hawks Club (Cambridge University), Royal Ancient Golf Club (St. Andrews, Scotland), Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club (life), Sunningdale Golf Club, Sankaty Head Golf Club, Racquet and Tennis Club (New York City), Mission Hills Country Club, Bally Bunion Golf Club (life).


    • Married Anne Firth, August 2, 1957 (deceased June 1994). Children: Sarah, Victoria. Married Alexandra Chang, May 24, 1996.
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    Born May 24, 1920
    • 1938
      Gonville and Caius College
    • 1946 - 1979
      With Colgate-Palmolive Company and affiliates
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