Log In

Bruce A. Gimbel Edit Profile

department store executive.

Bruce A. Gimbel, American department store executive. Member Metropolitan Transportation.; member of the board, vice president Greater New York council Boy Scouts American, Boys’; member board Museum City New York; Member National Retail Merchants. Association (director), American Retail Federation (chairman 1970).

Background

Gimbel, Bruce A. was born on July 28, 1913 in New York City. Son of Bernard Feustmann and Alva (Bernheimer) Gimbel.

Education

Student Choate School, 1931. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1935.

Career

With Gimbel Brothers, Inc., 1935-1976, joined Saks Fifth Avenue, 1936, vice president Saks, 1946-1953, president Gimbel Brothers, Inc., 1953-1973, Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, 1973-1975, also director, 1946-1976. Director Crane Company, National Aviation Company.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Authority, 1965-1970.

Membership

Member Metropolitan Transportation. Member of the board, vice president Greater New York council Boy Scouts American, Boys’. Member board Museum City New York.

Member National Retail Merchants. Association (director), American Retail Federation (chairman 1970).

Connections

Married Barbara Poulson, November 10, 1945. Children: Robert Bruce, Judith Caton (Mistress.

father:
Bernard Feustmann Gimbel

mother:
Alva (Bernheimer) Gimbel

spouse:
Barbara Poulson

child:
Robert Bruce Gimbel

child:
Judith Caton (Mrs Gimbel