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Melvin Jay Grayson, American writer. Recipient Bronze Star, 4 Battle Stars United States Army, 1944-1945; George Washington medal Freedoms Foundation, 1975, Excellence award International Association Business Communications, 1982, Outstanding Volunteer Service award United Way, 1984.


Grayson, Melvin Jay was born on May 29, 1924 in New York City. Son of Sydney Grossman and Rose Sherman.


Bachelor in Literature, Rutgers University, 1947. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1948.


Reporter Associate Press, Trenton and Newark, New Jersey, 1948-1950. Feature writer Newark Star-Ledger, Newark, 1951-1953. Assistant night city editor New York Herald Tribune, New York City, 1954-1955.

Copywriter, accountant executive Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn, 1955-1956. Vice president advertising promotion Look Magazine, 1956-1971. Director editorial services Conoco, 1971-1972.

Special assistant to vice president United States Government, Washington, 1972. Executive vice president Outdoor Advertising Association American, New York City, 1972-1977. President, Chief Executive Officer Grayson and Woodhouse, Inc., 1977-1980.

Vice president corporation affairs Nabisco Brands, Inc., Parsippany, New Jersey, 1980-1990. Vice president, president Magazine Promotion Group, New York, 1962-1963. Guest lecturer Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey, 1982.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Disaster Lobby,f 1972, Executive Sweeties, 1973, Here's Ronnie, 1975, The Alexian Letter, 1976.


Chairman public section New York Heart Association, 1965. Corporation United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Publication Relations Society of America, Veterans Foreign Wars, American Legion.


Married Gloria Medoff, August 26, 1947. Children: Scott, Cathy.

Sydney Grossman

Rose Sherman

Gloria Medoff

Scott Grayson

Cathy Grayson