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Manufacturing company executive

Donald Everett Garretson, American manufacturing company executive.


Garretson, Donald Everett was born on November 22, 1921 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Son of James W. and Helen (Crane) Garretson.


Bachelor of Arts in Commerce, Washington and Lee University, 1943; Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1947; student, Northwestern University, 1942, 48; Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Macalester College, 1985.


With, Arthur Andersen & Company (Certified Public Accountants), Chicago, 1947-1950; with, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, St. Paul, 1950-1988; assistant treasurer, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, 1963-1967; treasurer, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, 1967-1977; vice president, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, 1972-1977; vice president finance, chief finance officer, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, 1977-1982; corporation vice president, president, 3M Foundation, 1982-1985; consultant, 3M Community Svc. Program, 1985-1988;

board directors Delta Dental Plan Minnesota. Past member accounting county of Conference Board and Machinery and Allied Products Institute.


Director, past president Liberty Plaza Corporation, St. Paul. Past director First Merchants State Bank, St. Paul. Past chairman board trustees Macalester College, St. Paul, now honorary trustee.

Past board directors Minnesota Orchestral Association. Board directors St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Past president, chairman fund drive, lifetime director various committees, past regional chairman St. Paul United Way.

National board directors Junior Achievement, honorary director. Past chairman Junior Achievement of Upper Midwest, honorary director. Chairman, past president Minnesota Landmarks, Inc.

Director Mairs and Power Growth and Balanced Funds., since 1984. Consultant J&B Wholesale, Inc. Director, past chairman Minnesota Private College Fund.

Honorary trustee Minnesota Indiana School Fund. Endowment investment committee Science Museum Minnesota. Past chairman board, director Presbyterian Homes of Minnesota, since 1989.

Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member of Skyline Country Club, Pool and Yacht Club, Lilydale Tennis Club.


Married Adele F. Anderson, September 17, 1949. Children— James Robert, Katherine Crane, Donald Everett, Peter Andrew, Andrea Drew.

James W. Garretson

Helen (Crane) Garretson

Adele F. Anderson

Donald Everett Garretson

Andrea Drew Garretson

James Robert Garretson

Peter Andrew Garretson

Katherine Crane Garretson