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business executive.

Godfrey Macdonald, business executive. Decorated Order Generalisimo Francisco de Miranda, (Venezuela); Orden de Merito Industrial, en el Grado de Gran Oficial (Colombia).

Background

Macdonald, Godfrey was born on May 29, 1899 in Atlanta. Son of Godfrey Harrison and Edith (Pennington) Macdonald.

Education

Student St. Pauls School, Concord, 1911-1916, Central High School, Washington, 1916-1918, Princeton, 1918-1922.

Career

Entered Grace Organisation, New York, 1922, assistant manager W. R. Grace & Company, Atlanta, 1924-1925, sast. manager Nitrate Agilysys Company, New Orleans, 1926-1928, manager Young & Griffin Coffee Company, New Haven, 1920-1930. Transferred to Grace Line, 1930, traveling fgt. agent, with headquarters New York, 1931, district manager Grace Line, Philadelphia, 1932-1934, fgt. traffic manager Intercoastal Service, 1934-1936, assistant passenger traffic manager, 1936-1945, passenger traffic manager, 1945-1948, vice president in charge passenger traffic, 1948-1961, vice president in office of president, since 1961.

Membership

Served with United States Army 1918. Member Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce of the United States (president 1948-1951), Colombian Chamber of Commerce, (past president), Pan American Society, Peruvian American Society, Chilean American Society, St. Andrews Society State of New York (board of managers 1955-1957), Princeton Engineering Association, Association Internationale des Skal. Clubs: Rotary, City Midday, Rockefeller Luncheon, Skal of North America (past president), (New York).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Boeckeler, May 21, 1924. Children: Elizabeth Edith (Mistress.

father:
Godfrey Harrison Macdonald

mother:
Edith (Pennington) Macdonald

spouse:
Elizabeth Boeckeler

child:
Elizabeth Edith (Mrs Macdonald