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G. Edward Buxton

manufacturing executive , journalist , lawyer.

G. Edward Buxton, American manufacturing executive, journalist, lawyer. Served as assistant director Office of Strategic Services, Washington, resigned June 30, 1945.; Member Cotton Textile Industry Commission of NRA; Member 82d Division National Association (president 1929-1930), American Legion (one of founders in France), Society of the Cincinnati, S.A.R., Phi Delta Theta.; Mason, Elk.

Background

Buxton, G. Edward was born on May 13, 1880 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of G. Edward and Sarah Amelia (Harrington) Buxton.

Education

Preparatory education, Highland Military Academy, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1895-1898. Bachelor of Philosophy, Brown U., 1902, Doctor of Laws, 1948. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1906.

Career

1 son, Coburn Allen. Reporter Providence (Rhode Island) Journal, 1902-1903. Manager Title Guarantee Company of Rhode Island, 1906-1911. Admitted to Rhode Island bar, 1907.

Assistant to trustee John Carter Brown estate, 1911. Treasurer Providence Journal Company, 1912-1920, war correspondent, France, Germany and Belgium, August 1914-February 1915. Vice president B.B.&R. Knight, Inc., 1920-1926.

President B.B.&R. Knight Corporation 1926-1935. President Androscoggin Mills, Bates Manufacturing Company, Edward Manufacturing Company, Hill Manufacturing Company, York Manufacturing Company (all 5 companies, 1932-1940). Chairman of board Panhandle Production and Refining Company, Inc., since 1946.

Director Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

Works

  • Author: Official History 82d Division American Expeditionary Force, 1920.

Membership

Served as assistant director Office of Strategic Services, Washington, resigned June 30, 1945. Member Cotton Textile Industry Commission of NRA. Member 82d Division National Association (president 1929-1930), American Legion (one of founders in France), Society of the Cincinnati, S.A.R., Phi Delta Theta.

Mason, Elk.; Clubs: Hope, Art (Providence).

Connections

Married Aline H. Armstrong, January 19, 1910.

father:
G. Edward Buxton

mother:
Sarah Amelia (Harrington) Buxton

spouse:
Aline H. Armstrong