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Holding company executive

Edward William Whittemore, American Holding company executive. Patentee binder and compression mechanism. Recipient John Jay award Columbia University, 1982; Corporation Leadership award National Women's Economics Alliance, 1985.


Whittemore, Edward William was born on December 25, 1922 in New York City. Son of Harold Clifton and Florence Veronica (Stratton) Whittemore.


Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University, 1947.


With, Wilson Jones Company, Chicago, 1947-1972;vice president marketing, Wilson Jones Company, 1968-1970;executive vice president, Wilson Jones Company, 1970-1972;executive vice president, Swingline Inc., Long Island City, New York, 1972-1975;president, chief operating officer, Swingline Inc., Long Island City, New York, 1975-1977;president, chief Executive officer, Swingline Inc., Long Island City, New York, 1977-1978;director, American Brands, Inc., Old Greenwich, Connecticut, 1977-1987;member Executive Committee, American Brands, Inc., 1978-1987;vice president subsidiary administration, American Brands, Inc., 1978-1979;executive vice president operations, American Brands, Inc., 1979-1980;chairman, chief Executive officer, American Brands, Inc., 1981-1987. Board directors Acushnet Company, American Brands International Corporation, American Tobacco Company, American Tobacco International Corporation, James B. Beam Distilling Company, Franklin Life Insurance Company, Gallaher Ltd., Andrew Jergens Company, Master Lock Company, MCMProducts, Inc., Pinkerton's, Inc., Sunshine Biscuits, Inc., Swingline Inc., Wilson Jones Company, Golden Belt Manufacturing Company, American Franklin Company subsidiary American Brands, Inc.


  • Patentee binder and compression mechanism.


Member executive committee President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control, 1982-1983. 1st vice-chairman board visitors Columbia College, Columbia University. Board visitors department economics Columbia University.

Vice president, board directors, chairman executive and finance committee Police Athletic League, Inc. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member Business Records Manufacturers Association (president 1971-1972), National Office Products Association (vice president 1969-1970), Conference Board, Wholesale Stationers Association (director 1970-1972) Clubs: Economic, New York Yacht (New York City).


Married Jeanne McConnochie, June 12, 1948. Children: Edward William, Jeannette L.

Harold Clifton Whittemore

Florence Veronica (Stratton) Whittemore

Jeanne McConnochie

Edward William Whittemore

Jeannette L. Whittemore