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Publishing executive , art lecturer

Harold Frederick Gilbert, American publishing executive, art lecturer. Decorated Bronze Star; Endowment fellow Cleveland Museum Art, since 1984, 1st charter fellow University of World, since 1989; recipient Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame award Lakewood High School, 1994.

Background

Gilbert, Harold Frederick was born on November 9, 1916 in Elyria, Ohio, United States. Son of Fred Earl and Hazel Mildred (Tooth) Gilbert.

Education

Student, Cleveland State University (formerly Fenn College), 1935-1951;student, Harvard University, 1944.

Career

Owner Gilbert Printing Service, Lakewood, Ohio, 1930-1946. President Gilbert Public Company, Cleveland, from 1946. Secretary-treasurer Madison Press, Lakewood, Ohio, 1975-1991.

Principal Gilbert Religious Publications, Lakewood, since 1984. Trustee Lakewood Hospital Foundation, since 1992.

Achievements

  • Avocations: collecting Russian 1910-1930 avant-garde art (portions of which have been shown in 5 museum shows), railroad art and memorabilia (one of the largest private collections in th United States).

Membership

Trustee John Bruere Scholarship Fund, Cleveland, 1985-1990, Calvary Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, 1968-1988, Cleveland Center Contemproary Art, 1985-1994. Treasurer Neighbors Organized for Action in Housing, Cleveland, 1969-1972. Colonel Confederate Air Force, 1990-1995.

Active Cleveland Print Club, 1985-1995, Cleveland Society for Comtemporary Art, 1985-1995. 1st lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946, PTO. Fellow Institute Modern Russian Culture (life). Member New York Center Systems History Society (life), San Francisco Cable Car Gripman (honorary), East African Wildlife Society (life) Masons (George Washington statuette 1983), Scottish Rite, Order Eastern Star.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting Russian 1910-1930 avant-garde art (portions of which have been shown in 5 museum shows), railroad art and memorabilia (one of the largest private collections in th United States).

Connections

Married Alice Myers, August 11, 1943. Children: Kenneth F., Marcia A.

father:
Fred Earl Gilbert

mother:
Hazel Mildred (Tooth) Gilbert

spouse:
Alice Myers

child:
Kenneth F. Gilbert

child:
Marcia A. Gilbert