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Gordon Thomas Getsinger

Gordon Thomas Getsinger, American textiles executive.

Background

  • Getsinger, Gordon Thomas was born on April 25, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Ralph Conover and Edith (Lashbrook) Getsinger.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Williams College, 1943. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1949.

    Career

    • Assistant bureau manager Life magazine, New York City, 1947—1949. Partner Getsinger-Fox Company, Detroit, 1947—1961. Executive vice president Chatham Fabrics, New York City, 1961—1970.

      Vice president Chatham Manufacturing Company, Elkin, North Carolina, 1970—1978, senior vice president, since 1979. Director Print Plant Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, J-Tex Corporation, Huntington, New York.

    Membership

    Trustee Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1978—1983, Bloomfield Township Board, 1954—1961. Board director Boys' Republic, Farmington, 1957—1961, City and Country School, Bloomfield Hills, 1956—1961. President Society Alumni Williams College, 1970—1972.

    Member of National Association Wool Manufacturers (board director 1963-1970), Edgartown (Massachusetts) Yacht Club, Roaring Gap Club (North Carolina).

    Connections

    • Married Katharine Bunker, October 11, 1947. Children: Gordon(deceased), Karen Getsinger Bontecou, Peter W.
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    Born April 25, 1921
    • 1943
      Williams College
    • 1949
      Harvard University
    • 1947 - 1961
      partner, Getsinger-Fox Company
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1947 - 1949
      Assistant, bureau manager Life magazine
    • 1961 - 1970
      executive, vice president Chatham Fabrics
    • 1970 - 1978
      vice president, Chatham Manufacturing Company
      Elkin, North Carolina, United States