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corporate executive

Henry Waters Taft, American former corporate executive.

Background

Taft, Henry Waters was born on July 5, 1926 in New York City. Son of Walbridge S. and Elizabeth (Clark) Taft.

Education

Bachelor, Yale University, 1947. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1949.

Career

With Plastic Manufacturers, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut, 1949-1951. Assistant treasurer Doubleday and Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1953-1957, treasurer, director, 1957-1959. Treasurer Bristol-Myers Company, New York City, 1962-1966, vice president, 1966-1969, executive vice president products division, 1969-1973.

President Outward Bound Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut, 1973-1981, Good Wooden Boats, 1982-1985.

Membership

President board trustees Rye Country Day School, 1969-1974, trustee, 1974-1976. Trustee Taft School, 1968-1980, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, since 1981, The Conservation Foundation, since 1982, World Wildlife Fund-United States, since 1985. President board trustees The Apprentice shop, 1982-1986, trustee, since 1986.

President board trustees, Island Institute, since 1986. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946, 51-53. Member of Camden Yacht, Explorers.

Connections

Married Sylvia Babcock, July 10, 1949 (divorced August 1958). Children: Charlotte, Henry, Laurie. Married June Clark, September 9, 1961 (divorced October 1976).

Married Jan B. Porter, July 30, 1977.

father:
Walbridge S. Taft

mother:
Elizabeth (Clark) Taft

spouse:
Sylvia Babcock

spouse:
June Clark

spouse:
Jan B. Porter

child:
Charlotte Taft

child:
Henry Taft

child:
Laurie Taft