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Lawyer , Consumer products company executive

Michael Bayard Crutcher, American lawyer, retired consumer products company executive. Bar: Washington 1969, Kentucky 1990. board directors Distilled Spirits Council United States, 1991-1999, chairman, 1992-1994; chairman International Center Information on Beverage Alcohol, 1994-1995, International Center Alchohol Policy, 1996-1997, Louisville Fund for Arts, 2004-2007; trustee Bellarmine University, since 2003.


Crutcher, Michael Bayard was born on April 7, 1944 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of M. Bayard and Marjorie (Sandstrom) Crutcher.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1966; Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1969.


Associate Preston, Thorgrimson, Ellis & Holman, Seattle, 1969-1973, partner, 1974-1989. Senior vice president, general counsel, secretary Brown-Forman Corporation, Louisville, 1989—2003, vice chairman, general counsel, secretary, 2003—2007.


  • Bar: Washington 1969, Kentucky 1990.


Board of directors, past chairman Intiman Theatre Company, Seattle, since 1974. Board directors, past president National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Seattle, 1980-1987. Board dirs.Wash. State Department of National Resources Old Growth Timber Commission, Olympia, 1988-1989.

Board directors Distilled Spirits Council United States, since 1991, chairman, 1992-1994, vice chairman, since 1995. Member Centre for Information on Beverage Alcohol, International Center on Alcohol Policy. Member Jefferson Club, Owl Creek Country Club, Persimmon Ridge Golf Club.


Married Judith Johnston, Aug 26, 1967. Children: Alexandra, Andrew, Charles.

M. Bayard Crutcher

Marjorie (Sandstrom) Crutcher

Judith Johnston

Charles Crutcher

Alexandra Crutcher

Andrew Crutcher