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Glass company executive

James Wenrich Gibbs was American glass company executive.


Gibbs, James Wenrich was born on December 12, 1915 in Canton, Ohio, United States. Son of Alvin J. and Eva A. (Wenrich) Gibbs.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1938;postgraduate, University of Michigan Law School, 1938-1939;postgraduate, Wharton Graduate School University of Pennsylvania, 1939-1940;D of Horological History, Clayton (Missouri) U., 1980.


Assistant to president, Safetee Glass Company, Inc., Philadelphia, 1940-1941;vice president, Safetee Glass Company, Inc., Philadelphia, 1942-1967;president, Safetee Glass Company, Inc., Philadelphia, 1967-1971;vice Chairman of the Board, Safetee Glass Company, Inc., Philadelphia, 1971;also board directors, Safetee Glass Company, Inc., Philadelphia.



Member advisory committee Medical College Pennsylvania. Trustee American Clock and Watch Museum, Bristol, Connecticut. Elder First Presbyterian Church, Germantown, Pennsylvania.

Fellow Royal Society Arts, National Association Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. (past president, Silver Star fellow). Member Colonial Society Pennsylvania, Colonial Society Massachusetts, Society of Mayflower Descendants, St. Nicholas Society, Pennsylvania Society Colonial Wars, Cleveland Grays, Colonial Order of Acorn, Dutch Colonial Society Delaware, Kentucky Colonels, Order of Lafayette, Sovereign Military Order Temple Jerusalem, Sons of the Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution, Veterinary Corps Artillery, Royal Society St. George, National Society Sons Colonial New England, Newcomen Society, National Society Old Plymouth Colony Descendants, American Defense Preparedness Association, Huguenot Society Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania History Society, Pilgrim John Howland Society, Sons St. George, Sons Union Veterans New Jersey, Valley Forge History Society, Penn Club, Sons Daughters of Pilgrim Society, Order Americans of Armorial Ancestry, Hereditary Order Descendants of Colonial Governors, Order of Descendants Colonial Physicians Chirugiens, Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts.


Married Mary Jewel Hellwig, April 12, 1941. Children: Sandra Ann Gibbs Chambers, Stephen V., David Son of (deceased).

Alvin J. Gibbs

Eva A. (Wenrich) Gibbs

Mary Jewel Hellwig

Sandra Ann Gibbs Chambers Gibbs

Stephen V. Gibbs

David Son of Gibbs (deceased)