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Edward Donley

Edward Donley, American manufacturing executive.


  • Donley, Edward was born on November 26, 1921 in Highland Park, Michigan, United States. Son of Hugh and Frances (Gavin) Donley.

  • Education

    • BME, Lawrence Technology University, 1943. Graduate Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1959.


    • Vice president Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1950-1966, executive vice president, 1966, president, 1966-1978, chief executive officer, 1973-1986, chairman board, 1978-1986, chairman executive committee, 1986-1992. Chairman board American Standard, Inc., 1992-1993. Former chairman board of members Lawrence Technology University.

      Past chairman business higher education forum American Council Education. Board directors, former chairman Center for Workforce Preparation and Quality Education. Board directors National Assessment Governing Board.


    Chairman board Pennsylvania Community Learning and Information Network. Member Pennsylvania Board Education. Chairman StandardsWork (formerly Coalition for Goals 2000).

    Board directors National Endowment for Democracy, Center for Workforce Preparation and Quality Education, Lehigh ValleyBus.-Education Partnership, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Teacher Education Accreditation Council. Emeritus trustee Carnegie Mellon University. Former trustee American College Testing.

    Chair Education Policy and Leadership Center. Member Society Chemical Industry, Middle States Association (commissioner elementary schools).


    • Married Inez Cantrell, October 24, 1946. Children: Martha Donley Robb, Thomas, John.
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    • 1943
      Lawrence Technology University
    • 1959
      Harvard University
    • 1950 - 1966
      Vice president, Air Products and Chemicals
      Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1992 - 1993
      chairman, board American Standard
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