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Bon Dirck Grussing

advertising executive.

Bon Dirck Grussing, American advertising executive. Recipient George Washington Medal of Honor, Freedoms Found; Izak Walton League award. Member Soil Conservation Society American, Advertising Federation American, Army Ordnance Association; Mason (32, Shriner).


Grussing, Bon Dirck was born on January 27, 1904 in Chippewa County, Minnesota, United States. Son of Dirck and Jennie (Bontjes) Grussing.


Bachelor of Arts, Carleton College, 1927. Postgraduate Minneapolis College Law, 1930-1932, University of Minnesota, 1963-1966.


; 1 child, Bon Dirck. Married Evelyn Florence Pearson, July 18, 1936. Children—Theodore, Bruce Douglas.

1 son by previous marriage, Bon Dirck. Sales manager Northfield (Minnesota) Iron Company, 1928. Real estate loan appraiser, 1928-1929.

Publicity manager Redpath Chautauqua Society, 1929. Salesman Procter & Gamble Company, Minneapolis, 1929-1930, Shaw-Walker, Chicago, also Minneapolis, 1931-1935. Copywriter, director public relations, advertising and sales promotion manager Minneapolos-Moline Company, Minneapolis, 1935-1956, director merchandising, 1956.

Vice-president, director merchandising Brown & Bigelow, 1956-1957. Vice-president, director sales Louis F. Dow Company, 1957-1967. Nat. account executive Osborne-Kemper-Thomas, 1967-1968.

District manager Shaw-Barton, 1968-1969. Director Grussing & Associates, Inc., Costa Mesa, California, 1968-1977. Republican candidate 7th Congressional District Minnesota, 1928.

Board of directors Villa Pacific Community Association.


  • Author: From Adam to Atom, 1947. Contributor articles to trade papers. Writer, producer, director many travelogs, conservation and ecology movies.


Member Soil Conservation Society American, Advertising Federation American, Army Ordnance Association. Mason (32, Shriner). Clubs: Athletic (Minneapolis).


Married Phyllis Larson, April.; married Evelyn Florence Pearson, July 18, 1936. 1 child, Bon Dirck.

Dirck Grussing

Jennie (Bontjes) Grussing

Phyllis Larson

Evelyn Florence Pearson

Bon Dirck Grussing