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Foundation administrator

David Joseph Mahoney, American foundation administrator. Recipient Lifetime award, American Heart Foundation, 1996.

Background

Mahoney, David Joseph was born on May 17, 1923 in Bronx, New York, United States. Son of David J. and Laurette (Cahill) Mahoney.

Education

Graduate, LaSalle Military Academy. Graduate, University Pennsylvania. Degree (honorary), Manhattan College.

Degree (honorary), Sacred Heart University. Degree (honorary), St. John's University. Degree (honorary), Rutgers University.

Career

Owner David J. Mahoney, Inc. (advertising agency), 1951-1957. President Good Humor Company, 1957-1962.

Executive vice president Colgate Palmolive, 1962-1966. President Canada Dry, 1966-1970. Chairman board directors, Chief Executive Officer Norton Simon, Inc., 1970-1983.

Retired, 1983

Board directors Dreyfus Corporation, Intracoastal Health Systems, Inc.

Membership

Chairman, board directors and Chief Executive Officer, Charles A. Dana Foundation, Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust, Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, and David Mahoney Ventures. Member advisory board American Paralysis Association. Endowed David Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences, University Pennsylvania, 1983.

Trustee emeritus, University Pennsylvania. Established Harvard Mahoney Neurosci. Institute, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, chairman governing council.

Former trustee Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and Tuskegee Insurance. Former director New York-New England Exchange Corporation, National Urban League, and Phoenix House. Chairman emeritus American Health Foundation.

Appointed chairman American Revolutionary Bicentennial Commission, 1970. Advisor to President Carter, 1979. Board directors Research!America, and Raymond F. Kravis Center Performing Arts, Inc.

Captain, United States Army Infantry, World World War World War II.

Connections

Married Barbara A. Moore, May 12, 1951 (deceased). Children: David Joseph III, Barbara. Married Hildegarde Erklentz Merrill, June 24, 1978.

2 stepchildren.

father:
David J. Mahoney

mother:
Laurette (Cahill) Mahoney

spouse:
Barbara A. Moore

spouse:
Hildegarde Erklentz Merrill

child:
David Joseph III Mahoney

child:
Barbara Mahoney