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Public affairs executive

David Greatorex Powell, American public affairs executive.


Powell, David Greatorex was born on April 7, 1933 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Richard Chew P. and Clare Davis Todd.


AB cum laude, Princeton University, 1954.


Assistant manager public relations Esso Europe Inc., London, 1966-1968. Assistant to president Esso Iberia, Madrid, 1968-1970. Senior public affairs advisory Exxon Corporation, New York City, 1970-1974, manager public information, 1974-1976.

Manager public affairs Exxon Chemical Company, 1976-1979. Senior vice president public affairs AlliedSignal Inc., Morristown, New Jersey, since 1979. Chairman conference board Public Affairs Research Council, 1985-1988, member executive committee, since 1985.


Trustee Indiana College Fund, New Jersey, 1981-1987, Centenary College, since 1986, The Seeing Eye Inc., since 1988. Board directors National Foreign Trade Council, since 1988, executive committee, since 1990. Board directors United Way Morris County, 1980-1987.

Director Public Affairs Council, 1985, vice chairman since 1988, chairman, 1991-1992. Membership corporation of Morristown Memorial Hospital, 1984, board directors, since 1988. Member New Jersey C. of Chamber (board directors 1985).

Clubs: Somerset Hills Country, Somerset Lake & Game (New Jersey). Adirondack League (New York ).


Married Joan Van Nostrand Hitch, March 27, 1956. Children: Katherine Dexter Wood, Clare Davis Pitney, Elizabeth Todd.

Richard Chew P.

Clare Davis Todd

Joan Van Nostrand Hitch

Katherine Dexter Wood Powell

Clare Davis Pitney Powell

Elizabeth Todd Powell