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Jerry Dean Horn

Jerry Dean Horn, American health products executive.


  • Horn, Jerry Dean was born on June 29, 1937 in Bloomfield, Iowa, United States. Son of Ervin Floyd Horn and Mildred Helena (Stump) Bayless.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Drake University, 1962.


    • With Sears Roebuck & Company, Chicago, 1959-1979. President, chief executive officer Recreational Equipment Inc., Seattle, 1979-1983, Thousand Trails Inc., Seattle, 1983-1985. Chief executive officer General Nutrition Inc., Pittsburgh, since 1985, chairman board, president, since 1986, also board directors.

      Chairman board GNC; director Pay N Pak Corporation, Seattle.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: fishing; golfing.


    Board directors Junior Achievement, San Francisco, 1978-1979, Seattle Symphony, 1980-1983, Public television, Seattle, 1980-1983, Cooperative League of United States of America, Washington, 1980-1983, United way, Allegheny County, since 1987. Member finance committee Republican Party, Seattle, 1981-1982. Served with United States Army, 1956-1958.

    Member of Duquesne, Rivers (Pittsburgh), Oakmont Country. Overlake Country (Seattle).



    Avocations: fishing; golfing.


    • Married Marsha Kay Whitaker, August 6, 1960. Children– Gregory, Douglas, Stacy.
    • father: Ervin Floyd Horn Bayless
    • mother: Mildred Helena (Stump) Bayless
    • spouse: Marsha Kay Whitaker
    • children: Gregory Horn
    • Douglas Horn
    • Stacy Horn
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    Born June 29, 1937