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Ross Neal Clouston

Ross Neal Clouston was Canadian food and related products company executive. Decorated Royal Norwegian Order of Merit; recipient Man of Year award National Fisheries Institute, 1985. Served with Royal Canadian Air Force, 1941-1945. Member The Oaks.


  • Clouston, Ross Neal was born on September 13, 1922 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Came to United States, 1965, naturalized, 1973. Son of Alan Roy and Maude (Neal) Clouston.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, McGill University, 1949. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1951.


    • With fisheries plant, Canada, from 1940. Founder LaSalle Foods Ltd., 1953, Blue Water Sea Food Ltd., Montreal, 1959, Blue Water Sea Food Ltd. (merged into Gorton Corporation, 1963, merged into General Mills, Inc.

      1968); president Gorton Group division General Mills, Inc., 1969-1986, chairman, 1986-1987, corporation vice president parent company, 1970-1987. Vice president General Mills Canada Ltd. President National Fisheries Institute, 1975, Fisheries Council Canada, 1962.


    Served with Royal Canadian Air Force, 1941-1945. Member The Oaks.


    • Married Brenda Kerson, February 12, 1944. Children: Robert, Brendan.
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    Born September 13, 1922
    Died March 18, 2008
    (aged 85)
    • 1949
      McGill University
    • 1951
      Harvard University
    • 1953
      founder LaSalle Foods Limited
    • 1959
      founder LaSalle Foods Limited
      Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Quebec, Canada
    • 1963
      founder LaSalle Foods Limited
    • 1969 - 1986
      president, Gorton Group division General Mills
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