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Donald Everett Garretson

Donald Everett Garretson was American manufacturing company executive.


  • Garretson, Donald Everett was born on November 22, 1921 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Son of James W. and Helen (Crane) Garretson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Commerce, Washington and Lee University, 1943. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1947. Student, Northwestern University, 1948.

      Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Macalester College, 1985.


    • With Arthur Andersen & Company (Certified Public Accountants), Chicago, 1947-1950. With Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, St. Paul, 1950-1988, assistant treasurer, 1963-1967, treasurer, 1967-1977, vice president, 1972-1977, vice president finance, chief finance officer, 1977-1982. Corporation vice president, president 3M Foundation, 1982-1985.

      Consultant 3M Community Service Program, 1985-1988. Board directors Delta Dental Plan Minnesota. Past member accounting council of Conference Board and Machinery and Allied Products Institute.

      Past chairman Internal Auditors of Midwest.


    Party affiliation: presbyterian (elder).


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Director, past president Liberty Plaza Corporation, St. Paul. Past director First Merchants State Bank, St. Paul. Past chairman board trustees Macalester College, St. Paul, now honorary trustee.

    Past board directors Minnesota Orchestral Association. Board directors St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Past president, chairman fund drive, lifetime director various committees, past regional chairman St. Paul United Way.

    National board directors Junior Achievement, honorary director. Past chairman Junior Achievement of Upper Midwest, honorary director. Chairman, past president Minnesota Landmarks, Inc.

    Director Mairs and Power Growth and Balanced Funds., since 1984. Consultant J&B Wholesale, Inc. Director, past chairman Minnesota Private College Fund.

    Honorary trustee Minnesota Indiana School Fund. Endowment investment committee Science Museum Minnesota. Past chairman board, director Presbyterian Homes of Minnesota, since 1989.

    Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member of Skyline Country Club, Pool and Yacht Club, Lilydale Tennis Club.


    • Married Adele F. Anderson, September 17, 1949. Children– James Robert, Katherine Crane, Donald Everett, Peter Andrew, Andrea Drew.
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    Born November 22, 1921
    • 1943
      Washington and Lee University
    • 1947
      Harvard University
    • 1948
      Northwestern University
    • 1985
      Macalester College
    • 1947 - 1950
      With Arthur Andersen & Company (Certified Public Accountants)
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1950 - 1988
      with Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company
    • 1982 - 1985
      corporation vice president, 3M Foundation
    • 1982 - 1985
      president, 3M Foundation
    • 1985 - 1988
      consultant, 3M Community Service Program
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