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Sheldon Gerald Gilgore

Sheldon Gerald Gilgore was American pharmaceutical company executive.

Background

  • Gilgore, Sheldon Gerald was born on February 13, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harry S. and Ida (Pinkenson) Gilgore.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Villanova University, 1952. Doctor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, 1956.

    Career

    • Intern and resident in internal medicine Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, 1956-1961. Instructor medicine, assistant attending physician Jefferson Medical College, 1961-1963. Clinical assistant physician medicine and endocrinology St. Vincent's Hospital, 1964.

      Associate director clinical research Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, New York City, 1963-1965, director clinical pharmacology, 1965-1966, director clinical research, 1966-1969, vice president, medical director, 1969-1971, president, 1971-1986. Chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer G.D. Searle & Company, Skokie, Illinois, 1986—1995.

    Membership

    Board directors Evanston Hospital Corporation, National Museum Health and Medicine Foundation. Chairman Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Found, Inc. Member President' Council Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City.

    Board directors Chicago Lyric Opera. Chairman board directors Connecticut Grand Opera Company, Stamford. Member American Bar Association, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, American College Clinical Pharmacology and Chemotherapy, American Federation Clinical Research, American Diabetes Association, New York Academy Sciences.

    Personality

    Interests

    Squash, opera, classical music.

    Connections

    • Married Irma Helene Swartz, September 30, 1956. Children: Lance, Laurence, Lloyd.
    • father: Harry S. Gilgore
    • mother: Ida (Pinkenson) Gilgore
    • spouse: Irma Helene Swartz
    • children: Lance Gilgore
    • Laurence Gilgore
    • Lloyd Gilgore
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    Died February 12, 2010
    (aged 77)
    Nationality
    • 1952
      Villanova University
    • 1956
      Jefferson Medical College
    • 1956 - 1961
      Intern, and resident in internal medicine Thomas Jefferson University
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1961 - 1963
      instructor, attending physician Jefferson Medical College
    • 1961 - 1963
      assistant, attending physician Jefferson Medical College
    • 1963 - 1965
      associate, director clinical research Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
    • 1964
      clinical assistant, physician medicine and endocrinology St. Vincent's Hospital
    • 1986 - 1995
      chairman, G.D. Searle & Company
      Skokie, Illinois, United States
    • 1986 - 1995
      president, G.D. Searle & Company
      Skokie, Illinois, United States
    • 1986 - 1995
      Chief Executive Officer, G.D. Searle & Company
      Skokie, Illinois, United States
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