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Edward William Whittemore

Edward William Whittemore, American holding company executive. Patentee binder and compression mechanism. Recipient John Jay award Columbia University, 1982; Corporation Leadership award National Women's Economic Alliance, 1985.


  • Whittemore, Edward William was born on December 25, 1922 in New York City. Son of Harold Clifton and Florence Veronica (Stratton) Whittemore.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Columbia University, 1947.


    • With Wilson Jones Company, Chicago, 1947-1972, vice president marketing, 1968-1970, executive vice president, 1970-1972, Swingline Inc., Long Island City, New York, 1972-1975, president, chief operating officer, 1975-1977, president, chief executive officer, 1977-1978. Director American Brands, Inc., Old Greenwich, Connecticut, 1977-1987, member executive committee, 1978-1987, vice president subsidiary administration, 1978-1979, executive vice president operations, 1979-1980, chairman, chief executive officer, 1981-1987. Board directors Acushnet Company, American Brands International Corporation, American Tobacco Company, American Tobacco International Corporation, James B. Beam Distilling Company, Franklin Life Insurance Company, Gallaher Ltd., Andrew Jergens Company, Master Lock Company, MCM Products, Inc., Pinkerton's, Inc., Sunshine Biscuits, Inc., Swingline Inc., Wilson Jones Company, Golden Belt Manufacturing Company, American Franklin Company subsidiary American Brands, Inc.

    Major achievements

    • Patentee binder and compression mechanism.


    Member executive committee President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control, 1982-1983. 1st vice-chairman board visitors Columbia College, Columbia University. Board visitors department economics Columbia University.

    Vice president, board directors, chairman executive and finance committee Police Athletic League, Inc. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member Business Records Manufacturers Association (president 1971-1972), National Office Products Association (vice president 1969-1970), Conference Board, Wholesale Stationers Association (director 1970-1972) Clubs: Economic, New York Yacht (New York City).


    • Married Jeanne McConnochie, June 12, 1948. Children: Edward William, Jeannette L.
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    Born December 25, 1922
    Died September 5, 1987
    (aged 64)
    • 1947
      Columbia University
    • 1947 - 1972
      With Wilson Jones Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1972 - 1975
      With Wilson Jones Company
      Long Island City, New York, United States
    • 1977 - 1987
      director, American Brands
      Old Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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