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formal clothing stores executive

Benjamin Jack Gingiss was American formal clothing stores executive.


Gingiss, Benjamin Jack was born on February 27, 1911 in St. Paul. Son of Samuel and Betty (Illiewitz) Gingiss.


Student, University Illinois, 1929-1932;student, Northwestern University, 1934;student, Illinois Institute Technology, 1941.


Co-founder Gingiss Brothers, Inc., Chicago, 1936. (named later changed to Gingiss Formalwear, Inc.). Now retired chairman Gingiss Formalwear, Inc., Gingiss International, Inc.


Chairman Federation for an Open Lakefront, Chicago, 1967. President United Service Organizations of, 1969, 73-74. Vice president Welfare Council Metropolitan Chicago, 1968.

Commissioner Lake Michigan and Adjoining Lands Study, since 1969. Member Urban Action Commission Young Men’s Christian Association, 1969. City commissioner Commission on Youth Welfare, 1966.

Chairman men's clothing division Combined Jewish Appeal, 1959. Board directors Center Sports Medicine, Goodwill Industries, Lyric Opera Chicago, Union American Hebrew Congregations. Senior vice president board directors United Service Organizations, Chicago.

Board directors, president Illinois Humane Society. Former trustee Rosary College. Board associate DePaul University.

Former vice-chairman president's advisory board Museum of Science and Industry. Member national board Wendy Will Case Cancer Fund. Member Illinois Humane Society (Distinguished Service award 1995), Anti-Cruelty Society (board governors 1995), Adler Planetarium (governor member), Tavern Club, Executives Club (Chicago), Circumnavigators Club (president 1987, 88), Chicago Chamber of Commerce.


Married Rosalie Eisenschiml, April 20, 1940. Children: Peter J., Joel D., Randall J.

Samuel Gingiss

Betty (Illiewitz) Gingiss

Rosalie Eisenschiml

Peter J. Gingiss

Joel D. Gingiss

Randall J. Gingiss