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Harold E. Chappelear

Harold E. Chappelear, American pharmaceutical company executive.


  • Chappelear, Harold E. was born on October 18, 1938 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. Son of Thomas Floyd and Zora Zelma (Cobb) Chappelear.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina, 1960.


    • Pharmacist Community Drug Store, Greenville, 1960-1961, St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, 1961-1962. With Upjohn Company, since 1962, various sales, supervisory and management positions, 1962-1976, group manager-medical science liaiason, 1977, director-medical science liaison, 1977-1980, director domestic pharmaceutical marketing, 1980-1982, vice president domestic pharmaceutical marketing, director marketing, 1982-1985, vice president domestic pharmaceutical marketing, 1985-1986, vice president, general manager domestic pharmaceutical marketing division, 1986-1989, corporation senior vice president North America pharmaceutical operations and worldwide marketing support, 1989-1990, executive vice president external affairs, 1991-1992. President Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation, New York City, since 1992.

      Member advisory board University Arizona College Pharmacy, Tucson, 1986-1990, University Florida College Pharmacy, Gainesville, 1985-1991. Member industry advisory board University Georgia College Pharmacy, Athens, 1986-1989. Member advisory council University Nebraska College Pharmacy, Omaha, since 1985.


    Represented in Baptist churches are equally diverse worship styles, cultural mores and approaches to Scriptural interpretation. The resulting challenges and opportunities have made the believers stronger —through fellowship, respect, mutual support and dialog, all based on a belief that unity in Christ involves growth and understanding.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    People who do not trust in Christ will enter into eternal condemnation. People who trust in Christ for salvation will enter into the loving presence of God for all eternity.

    Denomination: Baptist


    True marriage can be only between a man and a woman. Marriage is the most sacred and basic of societal units.


    Board directors Foundation for Critical Care Medicine, since 1988. Advisory board University Arizona, 1986-1988. Board directors Kalamazoo Symphony Society, since 1989.

    Member American Society Hospital Pharmacists (board directors research and education foundation since 1986), National Association Chain Drug Stores (planning committee 1986-1989, associate member advisory board since 1989), National Pharmaceutical Council (board directors 1986-1989, professional relations committee 1987-1989, executive committee since 1986), Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (chair-elect marketing section steering committee 1987-1988, chairman marketing section 1988-1989).



    Golf, fishing, sailing, public speaking.


    • Married Billie Anita Morehead, January 7, 1939. Children: Alan Todd, Amy Elizabeth.
    • father: Thomas Floyd Chappelear
    • mother: Zora Zelma (Cobb) Chappelear
    • spouse: Billie Anita Morehead
    • children: Alan Todd Chappelear
    • Amy Elizabeth Chappelear
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    • 1960
      Medical University of South Carolina
    • 1960 - 1961
      Pharmacist Community Drug Store
      Greenville, North Carolina, United States
    • 1961 - 1962
      Pharmacist Community Drug Store
      Greenville, North Carolina, United States
    • 1962
      with Upjohn Company
    • 1977
      with Upjohn Company
    • 1977 - 1980
      with Upjohn Company
    • 1992
      president, Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation
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