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international trade consultant

Alvin George Davis, American international trade consultant. Recipient Berkeley award, 1957, Hobbies award merit, Hobby Industry Association, 1960, Meritorious award honor, 1975.


Davis, Alvin George was born on May 10, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Isadore and Mary (Wasserman) Davis.


With Sears Roebuck & Company, 1936—1940. General partner, sales manager Ritz Manufacturing Company, 1940—1941. Buyer hobby department The Fair, 1941—1943.

Manager hobby division Center Camera Company, Wholesalers, 1944. President, general manager National Model Distributors, Inc., 1945—1963. President Hobbycraft Exports, 1946—1962.

Public, editor Cyclopedia Public, Inc., 1949—1962. Director international operations Aurora Plastics Corporation, 1951—1962. Vice president international division, 1962—1970.

Vp Aurora Plastics Canada, Ltd., 1963—1970. Managing director Aurora Plastics Nederland N.V., 1964—1970, Aurora Plastics Company United Kingdom Ltd., Croydon, England. Expert consultant United States and Foreign Commercial Service, Hong Kong.

Electronic data processing international trade and distribution consultant. International trade consultant until, 1984. Senior international trade specialist United States Commercial Service, United States Department Commerce, 1984.

Lecturer Stuart School Business Administration, Illinois. Institute, teacher Midwest Credit Association. Director Rowe Industries Hong Kong Ltd., Rowe Industries, Taiwan.

Member, chairman People to People Committee. Meet manager United States Navy, Plymouth Corporation Cadet Procurement Program International Model Plane Qualification Championships, 1948—1952.


Scoutmaster, past member finance committee Chicago council Boy Scouts American. Information officer, deputy Commander Civil Air Patrol. Fellow: Institute Directors (London), Hobby Industry American (life).

Member: Shriners, Masons (32 degree), Model Industry Association (director 1952-1960, secretary 1954-1957, president 1957-1959), Chicago Aeronuts (honorary), National Model R.R. Association (life), National Rifle Association (life), Hobby Industry Association (life), Academy Model aeronautics (contest director 1936-1970), Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, Soaring Society of America.

  • Fellow: Institute Directors (London)

  • Hobby Industry American (life); Shriners

  • Masons (32 degree)

  • Model Industry Association (director 1952?Co60, secretary 1954?Co57, president 1957?Co59)

  • Chicago Aeronuts (honorary)

  • National Model R.R. Association (life)

  • National Rifle Association (life)

  • Hobby Industry Association (life)

  • Academy Model Aeros. (contest director 1936?Co70)

  • Airplane Owners and Pilots Association

  • Soaring Society American


Married Rose Lorber, December 14, 1940 (deceased 1980). Children: Fred Barry, Glenn Martin. Married June Elizabeth Davis, May 24, 1982.

Isadore Davis

Mary (Wasserman) Davis

Rose Lorber

June Elizabeth Davis

Fred Barry Davis

Glenn Martin Davis