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Walter Staunton Mack

Walter Staunton Mack, American corporate executive.


  • Mack, Walter Staunton was born on October 19, 1895 in New York City. Son of Walter Staunton and Alice (Ranger) Mack.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard, 1917.


    • Salesman Bedford Mills, Inc., 1919, became president, 1926. Later vice president Wm. B. Nichols & Company.

      Then vice president Equity Сorporation. Chairman board, director United Cigar-Whelan Stores Corporation. Vice president Phoenix Securities Corporation, 1934, president, 1938-1951.

      Chairman board, president Pepsi-Cola Company, 1934-1956. President, chairman board Nedicks, Inc., 1951. President C & C Super Corporation (parent company B/G Foods, Inc.), Cantrell & Cochrane Corporation (manufacturer several soft drinks, including Super Cola).

      Former chairman board, chief executive officer Great American Industries, Inc. President, chairman Rubatex corporation. President Great American Minerals Сorporation.

      Chairman Aminex Resources Corporation, from 1970, Aminex Petroleum Ltd. Chairman board King Cola Corporation, Compass International, New York City, Horizon Coal Company, Beach City, Ohio. Vice president, treasurer, director Polls Creek Coal Company, Leslie County, Kentucky, from 1977, Indian Head Mining Company, River Coal Company, Knott County, from 1977.

      Director New York Board Trade.


    Denomination: Judaism


    Republican candidate New York State Senate, 1932. Treasurer Republican company committee New York State Senate, 1932, Republican company committee, New York City, 1934-1936, Fusion Company Committee for election Mayor La Guardia, 1937. Chairman National Committee Representatives and Inds. for Johnson, 1964.

    Member Mayor's Advisory and Defense Committees. Vice chairman Greater New York Fund, 1941. Director Queens Chamber of Commerce, New York World's Fair Committee.

    Manhattan counsel, member State Commission Human Rights. Director City Center Music and Drama. Honorary chairman Queens County Cancer Committee, 1946, Queens Greater New York Fund Committee, 1946.

    Chairman Dewey-Warren Citizens Committee, 1948. Member Fiorello LaGuardia Foundation, treasurer centennial committee. Trustee French and Polyclinic Hospital Served as ensign United States Navy, 1917-1919.

    Member Litchfield Hunter Breeders Society (treasurer). Clubs: Jefferson Island (New York City), Harvard (New York City). Harvard (Boston); Sky, Ocean Country, Arizona Country.


    • Married Ruth J. Watkins, 1942 (deceased 1986). Children: Walter III, Alice Ruth. Children by previous marriage: Anthony Reckford, Florence Annual.
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    Born October 19, 1895
    Died March 18, 1990
    (aged 94)
    • 1917
    • 1919
      Salesman Bedford Mills
    • 1934 - 1956
      chairman, Pepsi-Cola Company
    • 1934 - 1956
      president, Pepsi-Cola Company
    • 1951
      president, board Nedicks
    • 1951
      chairman, board Nedicks
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