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department store executive.

Donald Sherwood Gilmore, American department store executive. Served with United States Navy Reserve, 1918.; Member American Drug Manufacturers Association (president 1952-1954).

Background

Gilmore, Donald Sherwood was born on March 7, 1895 in Kalamazoo. Son of James F. and Carrie M. (Sherwood) Gilmore.

Education

Graduate Lawrenceville School, 1916. Student Yale, 1916; Doctor of Laws, Kalamazoo College 1956.

Career

Various executive positions Gilmore Brothers Department Store, Kalamazoo, 1916-1930, vice president, since 1930, also director. Director Upjohn Company, manufacturers pharmaceutical products, Kalamazoo, 1929-1979, vice president, 1930, vice president, general manager, 1936, president, general manager, 1944-1952, Chairman of the Board, managing director, 1953-1961, vice Chairman of the Board, 1962-1969, retired, 1963, then director Trustee, Kalamazoo Found, 1928-1979, president, 1934-1975. Board directors W. W. Upjohn Institute Employment Research, since 1932.

Membership

Served with United States Navy Reserve, 1918. Member American Drug Manufacturers Association (president 1952-1954).

Connections

Married Genevieve Upjohn, December 16, 1916. Children: Carol (Mistress.

father:
James F. Gilmore

mother:
Carrie M. (Sherwood) Gilmore

spouse:
Genevieve Upjohn

child:
Carol (Mrs Gilmore