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Cecil Forrest Dawson, business management. Recipient of citation for achievement from William Jewell College, 1944.


Dawson, Cecil Forrest was born on February 13, 1893 in Hardin, Missouri, United States. Son of Edward Forrest and Linea (Moore) D.


Student William Jewell College, 1911-1915.


Began as salesman, 1914, later in manufacture paper products, chiefly drinking cups and containers, then in research in connection with development of railway artillery. Vice president Dixie Cup Company, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1926-1947, president, 1948-1954, Chairman of the Board, 1955-1957, director, 1926-1957. Chairman, director Dixie Cup Company (Canada), Ltd., 1926-1957.

Chairman, director Individual Drinking Cup Company, Inc., 1937-1957. Consultant, director American Canada Company, since 1957.


Member of Executive Committee National Interfraternity Conference, since 1957. Member board Keep American Beautiful, Inc., since 1953, vice president, 1956-1958, president since 1958. Served as captain, CAC, United States Army, World War I.

Member industry panel of the Sixth Regional War Labor Board Director Paper Cup and Container Institute, Inc. (chairman war and priorities committee). Member American Management Association, Marketing Executives Society, Phi Gamma Delta (president 1952-1954).

Mason.; Clubs: Phi Gamma Delta (New York City).


Married Mary Robertson, March 15, 1919. Children: William Forrest, Frank Robertson.

Edward Forrest Dawson

Linea (Moore) Dawson

Mary Robertson

William Forrest Dawson

Frank Robertson Dawson