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John Gray G. Smale

John Gray Smale, diversified industry executive. Emeritus trustee Kenyon College With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. Member Commercial Club, Queen City Club, Cincinnati Country Club.

Background

  • Smale, John Gray was born on August 1, 1927 in Listowel, Ontario, Canada. Son of Peter John and Vera Gladys (Gray) Smale.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1949. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1974. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1979.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), DePauw University, 1983. Data Control Language (honorary), St. Augustine's College, 1985. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Xavier University, 1986.

    Career

    • With Vick Chemical Company, New York City, 1949-1950, Bio-Research, Incorporated, New York York City, 1950-1952. Assistant brand manager Procter & Gamble Company, 1952-1954, brand manager, 1954-1958, associate advertising manager, 1958-1963, manager advertising department toilet goods division, 1963-1966, manager toilet goods division, 1966-1967, vice president toilet goods division, 1967-1968, vice president bar soap and household cleaning products division, 1968-1969, vice president packaged soap and detergent division, 1969-1970, vice president group executive, 1970-1972, member board directors, 1972, executive vice president, 1973-1974, president, 1974-1981, president, chief executive, 1981-1986, chairman of board, chief executive, 1986-1990, chairman executive committee of board of directors, 1990-1995. Chairman General Motors, 1992-1995, chairman executive committee, 1995-2000, chairman board directors Detroit, 1996-2000, chairman executive committee, 1996-2000, also board directors.

      Retired, 2000.

    Membership

    Emeritus trustee Kenyon College With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. Member Commercial Club, Queen City Club, Cincinnati Country Club.

    Connections

    • Married Phyllis Anne Weaver, September 2, 1950. Children: John Gray, Junior, Catherine Anne, Lisa Beth, Peter McKee.
    • father: Peter John Smale
    • mother: Vera Gladys (Gray) Smale
    • spouse: Phyllis Anne Weaver
    • children: John Gray Smale
    • Junior Smale
    • Catherine Anne Smale
    • Lisa Beth Smale
    • Peter McKee Smale
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    Born August 1, 1927
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    • 1949
      Miami University
    • 1974
      Kenyon College
    • 1979
      Miami University
    • 1983
      DePauw University
    • 1985
      St. Augustine's College
    • 1986
      Xavier University
    • 1949 - 1950
      With Vick Chemical Company
    • 1950 - 1952
      With Vick Chemical Company
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      • brand manager Procter & Gamble Company
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