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department store executive

Gilbert James Cathcart Mccurdy, American department store executive. Member Rochester Chamber of Commerce (past president), Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta Psi.

Background

Mccurdy, Gilbert James Cathcart was born on March 29, 1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Cooke and Florence A. (Cathcart) Mccurdy.

Education

Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, Williams College, 1917, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1964.

Career

With McCurdy & Company, Inc., Rochester, New York, 1919-1978, successively salesman, credit manager, secretary, treasurer, general manager, 1919-1931, president, 1931-1962, Chairman of the Board, 1962-1978. Chairman of the Board Community Savings Bank, Rochester, to 1954, member of advisory committee. President Midtown Holdings Corporation, to 1971, Chairman of the Board, 1971-1978.

Advising committee, past Chairman of the Board Lincoln First Bank of Rochester. Past president Rochester Young Men’s Christian Association. Honorary trustee U. Rochester, Rochester Institute Technology.

Politics

Baptists believe that it is important that every person, every individual discover the richness and incredible purity of a close relationship with God.

Views

Life is not about things, possessions, or money, but about relationships.

Membership

Member Rochester Chamber of Commerce (past president), Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta Psi. Clubs: Genesee Valley, Country, University (Rochester).

Connections

Married Virginia A. Geier, September 25, 1920. Children: Gilbert Geier, Patricia.

father:
John Cooke Mccurdy

mother:
Florence A. (Cathcart) Mccurdy

spouse:
Virginia A. Geier

child:
Patricia Mccurdy

child:
Gilbert Geier Mccurdy