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hosiery manufacturing company executive

Gordon Hanes, American former hosiery manufacturing company executive.

Background

Hanes, Gordon was born on March 3, 1916 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Gordon and Emmie (Drewry) Hanes.

Education

Bachelor, Yale University, 1937. Postgraduate, Pace Institute, 1937—1939. HHD (honorary), North Carolina State University.

Career

Accountant Hanes Hosiery Mills Company, Winston-Salem, 1939—1941, secretary, 1947—1948, vice president, 1948—1953, executive vice president, 1954—1957, president, 1958—1965. President, chief executive officer Hanes Corporation, 1967—1974, chairman board, 1965—1979, director. Retired, 1979; director Hanes Dye & Finishing Company.

Member North Carolina Senate, 1963. Chairman board trustees North Carolina Museum Art. Member associates executive committee Smithsonian Institution.

Trustee Folger Library. Member national collectors' committee Whitney Museum Art. Member collectors' and advisory committee National Gallery Art.

Administrative officer Ordnance United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945.

Connections

Married Helen Greever Copenhaver, August 30, 1941. Children: James Gordon III, Eldridge C., Margaret Drewry.

father:
James Gordon Hanes

mother:
Emmie (Drewry) Hanes

spouse:
Helen Greever Copenhaver

child:
James Gordon III Hanes

child:
Eldridge C. Hanes

child:
Margaret Drewry Hanes