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Howard David Williams

advertising executive.

Howard David Williams, American advertising executive. Member development committee Massachusetts Institute Technology Corporation Trustee, Pitzer College, now chairman trustees.; Served with CAC, W W I.; Member American Association Advertising Agilysys, Advertising Republican.; Mason (32).

Background

Williams, Howard David was born on June 21, 1889 in Lee, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Henry David and Mary Agnes (Pease) Williams.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1907-1911.

Career

Engineer Sanitary District, Chicago, 1911. Successively with James McCreery & Company. New York City, Stewart Dry Goods Company, Louisville, National Cash Register Company, Dayton, O. vice president in charge foreign business.

Executive vice president, secretary, partner, general manager Erwin, Wasey & Company, advertising agency, until 1947, president, general manager 1947-1956, Chairman of the Board 1956. Chairman finance committee Erwin, Wasey, Ruthrauf & Ryan (merger of Erwin Wasey & Company and Ruthrauf & Ryan), New York City, from 1957, also director. Founding chairman Erwin Wasey, Inc.

Director Wilshire Terrace Corporation, Early California Foods Company, DeMille Foundation, Brown Derby Restaurants, Thomas Deegan Company. New York City.

Membership

Member development committee Massachusetts Institute Technology Corporation Trustee, Pitzer College, now chairman trustees. Served with CAC, W W I. Member American Association Advertising Agilysys, Advertising Republican.

Mason (32).; Clubs: Cloud, University, St. Nicholas New York City).

Connections

Married Margaret B. Clark, 1914.; married second, Katherine A. Lawson, November 16, 1944. Children: David Benton, Anne Sinclair.

father:
Henry David Williams

mother:
Mary Agnes (Pease) Williams

spouses:
Margaret B. Clark

Katherine A. Lawson

children:
David Benton Williams

Anne Sinclair Williams