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James Albert Woods

business executive

James Albert Woods, business executive. Decorated Commander Order of Merit (Chile). Served as sergeant with the United States Marine Corps, American Expeditionary Force, World War I.

Background

Woods, James Albert was born on September 3, 1897 in Shelbyville, Tennessee, United States. Son of George Albert and Francis (Sandusky) Woods.

Education

Student The University of the South, 1918, Doctor of Civil Law (honorary), 1960.

Career

Vice president in charge sales Armour Fertilizer Works, 1929-1934. Vice-president, director Chilean Nitrate Sales Corporation, New York City, 1934-1939, president, director, 1939-1945. Vice president W. R. Grace & Company, 1945-1947.

President Wilson & Toomer Fertilizer Company, Jacksonville, Florida, 1947-1950. President, director Commercial Solvents Corporation, New York City, 1950-1959, consultant to the company, since 1959, Chairman board, president, director Courtaulds N.A., Inc., now retired. Former Chairman of the Board, director Courtaulds (Alabama), Inc.

Chairman of the Board, director Courtaulds, N.A., Ltd., since 1959, now director, consultant: trustee Central Savings Bank. Director Corn Products Company, Wilson & Toomer Fertilizer Company, W. & T. Investing Company, Inc., American Smelting & Refining Company, Lehn & Fink Products Corporation, Chemical Bank New York Trust Company Trustee Memorial Center for Cancer and Allied Diseases.

Membership

Served as sergeant with the United States Marine Corps, American Expeditionary Force, World War I. Clubs: The Links Golf, Links (New York City).

Connections

Married Cornelia Witherspoon, April. Children: George Albert, John Witherspoon.

father:
George Albert Woods

mother:
Francis (Sandusky) Woods

spouse:
Cornelia Witherspoon

children:
George Albert Woods

John Witherspoon Woods