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John Gray G. Smale

diversified industry executive

John Gray Smale, diversified industry executive. Emeritus trustee Kenyon College With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. Member Commercial Club, Queen City Club, Cincinnati Country Club.

Background

Smale, John Gray was born on August 1, 1927 in Listowel, Ontario, Canada. Son of Peter John and Vera Gladys (Gray) Smale.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1949. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1974. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1979.

Doctor of Science (honorary), DePauw University, 1983. Data Control Language (honorary), St. Augustine's College, 1985. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Xavier University, 1986.

Career

With Vick Chemical Company, New York City, 1949-1950, Bio-Research, Incorporated, New York York City, 1950-1952. Assistant brand manager Procter & Gamble Company, 1952-1954, brand manager, 1954-1958, associate advertising manager, 1958-1963, manager advertising department toilet goods division, 1963-1966, manager toilet goods division, 1966-1967, vice president toilet goods division, 1967-1968, vice president bar soap and household cleaning products division, 1968-1969, vice president packaged soap and detergent division, 1969-1970, vice president group executive, 1970-1972, member board directors, 1972, executive vice president, 1973-1974, president, 1974-1981, president, chief executive, 1981-1986, chairman of board, chief executive, 1986-1990, chairman executive committee of board of directors, 1990-1995. Chairman General Motors, 1992-1995, chairman executive committee, 1995-2000, chairman board directors Detroit, 1996-2000, chairman executive committee, 1996-2000, also board directors.

Retired, 2000.

Membership

Emeritus trustee Kenyon College With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. Member Commercial Club, Queen City Club, Cincinnati Country Club.

Connections

Married Phyllis Anne Weaver, September 2, 1950. Children: John Gray, Junior, Catherine Anne, Lisa Beth, Peter McKee.

father:
Peter John Smale

mother:
Vera Gladys (Gray) Smale

spouse:
Phyllis Anne Weaver

child:
John Gray Smale

child:
Junior Smale

child:
Catherine Anne Smale

child:
Lisa Beth Smale

child:
Peter McKee Smale